Vancouver Island Adds 1 New Case of COVID-19 Over Weekend – .

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VICTORIA – Health officials on Monday identified a new case of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island area.

The new case was among 87 cases found in the province in the past three days.

Of those cases, 30 were discovered on Saturday, 37 were identified on Sunday and 20 were confirmed on Monday.

There are currently 11 active cases of COVID-19 in the island region, including five people in hospital and one person in intensive care, according to the BC Center for Disease Control.

Island Health identified the locations of nine active cases on Monday, including two in the South Island, seven in the Central Island and none in the North Island.

Health officials say three people died of the disease over the weekend, bringing the death toll in the province to 1,759.

None of the victims lived in the Vancouver Island area, where 41 people have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

As of Monday, about 78% of people aged 12 and over had received their first vaccine against COVID-19, while about 36% had received both doses.

In total, British Columbia administered 5,288,644 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 1,668,268 second doses.

Island Health accounts for 843,769 of these vaccine doses. As of Monday, Island Health had administered 601,135 first doses and 242,635 second doses.

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CTV News Vancouver Island reports the daily number 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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