Vancouver Island Adds 22 More COVID-19 Cases – fr

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Vancouver Island Adds 22 More COVID-19 Cases – fr


VICTORIA – British Columbia health officials on Wednesday identified 22 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island area.

The new cases were among 572 cases found in the province in the past 24 hours.

The island’s health region has now recorded 4,748 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

There are currently 251 active cases of COVID-19 in the island region, including 15 people in hospital and five others in intensive care.

Island Health identified the locations of 195 active cases on Wednesday, including 98 in the South Island, 74 in the Central Island and 23 in the North Island.

Health officials say no COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in British Columbia in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll in the province to 1,594. Health officials note that Wednesday’s case total is lower than Tuesday’s total due to a data error reported by the province on May 4.

Since the start of the pandemic, 38 people have died from the virus on Vancouver Island.

Meanwhile, two more COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care homes across the province have been declared over, including one in Victoria.

Health officials say no deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in British Columbia in the past 24 hours. Since the start of the pandemic, 1,594 people have died from the disease in British Columbia.

British Columbia has now administered 1,943,230 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which 93,656 are seconds.

Health officials say British Columbia will begin administering the Pfizer vaccine to children aged 12 and older, after Health Canada authorized the use of the vaccine for young people earlier on Wednesday.

“As more people become eligible and more vaccines are approved, we will continue to update our province-wide program, including the inclusion of seniors. ages 12 to 17, now that the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine has been approved for use in this age group, ”Provincial Health Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said in a joint statement.

“We have three highly effective and safe vaccines available in our province, and the more people who receive their vaccine, the sooner we will get to the point where COVID-19 will no longer disrupt our daily lives,” the two said.

Health officials are encouraging everyone to sign up for a vaccine, noting that it’s the fastest way to be notified when they’re eligible for vaccination.

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