British Columbia reports 267 new COVID cases over the weekend, 18 at Island Health – .

British Columbia reports 267 new COVID cases over the weekend, 18 at Island Health – .

British Columbia health officials on Monday reported 267 new cases of COVID-19 – including 18 linked to the Island Health region – and one new death since their last update on July 23.

The number of confirmed cases in British Columbia is now 149,109 as the death toll climbs to 1,768.

Among the new cases were 41 Vancouver Coastal Health, 48 Fraser Health, 18 Island Health, 155 Interior Health and five Northern Health.

There are currently 695 active cases in the province, 43 people hospitalized – including 17 in intensive care.

A total of 146,636 people in British Columbia have recovered from COVID-19, while 3,736,651 doses of the vaccine have been administered across the province.

Today’s data has been released as a media statement.

Island health

There were 403 new COVID-19 tests performed and 25,778 vaccine doses administered on Vancouver Island over the weekend. Of the doses administered, 31 were AstraZeneca, 5,150 were Moderna and 20,597 doses were Pfizer.

A total of 1,078,678 doses of vaccine have been administered at Island Health, of which 42% (457,283) are second doses.

Of the six health authorities in British Columbia, Island Health has the second lowest percentage of second doses administered, at 42 percent. Only Vancouver Coastal Health has a figure below 41 percent. It should be mentioned that Northern Health beats Island Health by less than 1 percent.

However, Island Health is one of only three health authorities – the others being Fraser and Vancouver Coastal – to have administered more than a million doses of the vaccine.

Since the start of the pandemic, 5,226 cases have been reported, 41 deaths, 257 total hospitalizations and 5,152 recoveries recorded on Vancouver Island.

Editor’s Note: For the first time in weeks, Island Health’s active case data appears to match the active case data provided by the BCCDC. The two agencies often have very different active figures. For consistency, CHEK has used and continues to use data from Island Health regarding active cases.

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