British Columbia health officials report 54 new cases of COVID-19, 5 new to Vancouver Island – .

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British Columbia health officials report 54 new cases of COVID-19, 5 new to Vancouver Island – .


British Columbia health officials on Thursday reported 54 new cases of COVID-19 province-wide, including five linked to the Island Health region.

In the Island Health region, there are currently a total of 29 active cases of COVID-19.

In a statement released to media, Dr Bonnie Henry says 63 people are hospitalized and 12 people in intensive care because of the virus. There are currently 650 active cases in British Columbia.

As of Wednesday’s figures, there have been nine new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health Region, 19 in the Fraser Health Region, five in the Island Health Region, 20 in the Vancouver Health Region. Domestic, one in the Northern Health Region and no case of a person 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 1,761.

Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia during the pandemic reached 148,282.

Health officials say 80.5% of all eligible adult British Columbians received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, for a total of 3,481,176 residents.

In addition, 51.9% of all eligible adults received their second dose, for a total of 2,246,289 residents.

A total of 5,942,064 doses of all vaccines approved in British Columbia have been administered since December 2020.

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