Almost 77% of BC adults have been immunized as health officials announce 120 new cases of COVID-19 – .

Almost 77% of BC adults have been immunized as health officials announce 120 new cases of COVID-19 – .

British Columbia is reporting 120 new cases of COVID-19 province-wide with one additional death during that time.

Of the 120 new cases, 5 are linked to the Island health region.

Dr Bonnie Henry says 131 people are hospitalized and 44 people in intensive care because of the virus. There are currently 1,451 active cases in British Columbia.

As of Wednesday’s figures, there have been 13 new cases of COVID-19 in Vancouver Coastal Health Region, 53 in Fraser Health Region, 5 in Island Health Region, 43 in Vancouver Health Region. Interior, 5 in the Northern Health Region and one new case of persons residing outside of Canada.

There was one additional death linked to the virus on Thursday. This brings the total number of deaths in the province during the pandemic to 1,739.

Also on Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia during the pandemic reached 146,794.

Health officials also said that to date, 4,231,871 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the province, of which 768,008 are second doses.

Invitations are sent out to thousands of residents every day to schedule second dose appointments, according to Dr. Henry.

“Getting two doses of the vaccine is important for all the vaccines we have here in the province and we encourage everyone to receive that second dose as soon as it is available to you. “

British Columbia health officials say 76.5% of all adults in British Columbia and 74.8% of those 12 and older received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Island health

According to the latest data provided by Island Health, there are currently 55 active cases on Vancouver Island.

Of the active cases, 40 are in southern Vancouver Island, 7 in central Vancouver Island, and 8 in northern Vancouver Island.

Southern Vancouver Island includes the Greater Victoria area, the southern Gulf Islands and the Port Renfrew area.

Central Vancouver Island includes the regions of Cowichan Valley, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni and Tofino.

Northern Vancouver Island stretches from the Comox Valley to Port Hardy, but also includes surrounding areas like Alert Bay and Sointula.

During the pandemic, the Island Health Region reported 5,127 cases.


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