Only one new COVID-19 case was reported in Island Health over the weekend — the region now has 19 active cases. Of these, 13 are in the central island, five are in the south and one is in the north, according to Island Health. There are five people hospitalized in the health region, including four in ICU, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC). No new deaths were reported in Island Health.
Across the province there were 145 new cases reported over the weekend and there are now 930 active cases, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minster of health. There are 107 people hospitalized with the virus, 37 of whom are in critical care. Five more people died from COVID-19 over the weekend in B.C., according to the statement.
The province said it has administered 4,886,709 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 1,320,194 of these were second doses. Just over 78 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 76.8 per cent of those 12 and older have been vaccinated, according to the province. In addition, 30.5 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 28.5 per cent of those 12 and older have received their second dose, the release said.
“As a result of the extreme heat in recent days, some vaccine clinic locations and times were adjusted to ensure the safety of both those providing and receiving vaccines,” reads the statement.
“Despite this challenge, over 95 per cent of appointments proceeded as scheduled. As the hot weather continues, we encourage everyone to stay hydrated, especially when working or doing other activities outside.”
Across B.C., 144,848 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 5,086 in Island Health.