In the Island Health region, there are currently a total of 18 active cases of COVID-19.
In a statement released to media, Dr Bonnie Henry says 53 people are hospitalized and 15 people in intensive care because of the virus. There are currently 781 active cases in British Columbia.
As of Wednesday’s figures, there have been 18 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health Region, 30 in the Fraser Health Region, three in the Island Health Region, 37 in the Vancouver Health Region. Domestic, one in the Northern Health Region and no case of a person residing outside of Canada.
There were no additional deaths linked to the virus on Thursday. This keeps the provincial total of deaths during the pandemic at 1,763.
Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia during the pandemic reached 148,730.
As for the province’s vaccination program, British Columbia has now administered a total of 6,361,627 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
Health officials say this equates to the first doses for 81.2% of all eligible B.C. adults and 80.2% of all eligible people ages 12 and older.
In addition, 60.2% of all eligible adults received their second dose, for a total of 2,605,052 residents.
Island Health has yet to release the breakdown of active cases on Vancouver Island for July 22.