Island Health reports three new COVID-19 cases – COVID-19 update

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, provides a COVID-19 update on June 22. || Image is a screenshot from livestream.
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Island Health reported three new COVID-19 cases today (June 22). There are 28 active COVID-19 cases in the Island Health region. Of those, 12 are in the central island region, 15 are in the south island and one is in the north, according to Island Health. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) dashboard shows four people in hospital in the region, with one in critical care. No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Island Health. 

B.C. reported 56 new COVID-19 cases and no deaths since yesterday. There are now 1,150 active cases, including 111 people hospitalized with the virus, 41 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC. 

B.C. has vaccinated 77.7 per cent of all adults and 76.2 per cent of those 12 and older, according to Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer. She said the province currently has a large supply of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses and will for the next few weeks. Henry added there may be a decrease in the Pfizer vaccine shipments in the near future.

“We will do our best to make sure we have both products available at our clinics, but sometimes that simply isn’t possible,” she said. “Really these are the same vaccines. It’s the same RNA, the messenger RNA, that stimulates your immune system. It’s just packaged slightly differently.”

The province has administered 4,511,923 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 1,001,192 of which are second doses, according to Henry.

Across B.C., 143,578 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 5,065 in Island Health.

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