Health officials discover 5 new cases of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island – .

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Health officials discover 5 new cases of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island – .


VICTORIA – Health officials on Thursday identified five new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island area.

The cases were among 54 new infections confirmed in British Columbia in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.

The province has now reported 148,282 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, including 5,189 cases in the island region.

There are currently 650 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 29 active cases in the Vancouver Island area.

Two people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in the island region, and another is in intensive care, according to the BC Center for Disease Control.

Island Health on Thursday identified the locations of 28 active cases, including 15 in the South Island, nine in the Central Island and four in the North Island.

Another person has died from COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health Region, ending a six-day streak in British Columbia without any disease-related deaths.

The death toll from COVID-19 in the province now stands at 1,761, including 41 people who have died in the Island Health region.

About 79.4% of people aged 12 and older received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia, while 48.6% of people aged 12 and older received two doses.

Since December 2020, the province has administered 5,942,064 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

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CTV News Vancouver Island reports the daily count of COVID-19 cases reported by provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix, which are based on data from the BCCDC. There may be a discrepancy between the number of daily cases reported by the BCCDC and Island Health.

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