Vancouver Island Adds 112 New COVID-19 Cases Over Weekend As Hospitalizations Rise – .

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Vancouver Island Adds 112 New COVID-19 Cases Over Weekend As Hospitalizations Rise – .


VICTORIA – British Columbia health officials identified 112 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island area over the weekend, as active cases and hospitalizations increase.

The new cases were among 1,434 cases discovered in British Columbia since Friday, including 532 cases discovered Saturday, 441 Sunday and 461 Monday.

There are now 5,090 active cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, including 307 active cases in the island region, according to the British Columbia Ministry of Health.

Island Health data on Monday identified the locations of 266 active cases, including 154 in the South Island, 87 in the Central Island and 25 in the North Island.

Health officials say another disease-related death was reported in British Columbia over the weekend. The death in the Fraser Health Region brings the death toll from a pandemic in British Columbia to 1,780.

Since the start of the pandemic, 41 people have died from COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island area.

Hospitalizations on Vancouver Island also rose in double digits again.

There are currently seven people hospitalized with the disease in the area, and four more in intensive care, according to the BC Center for Disease Control.

A COVID-19 outbreak at Discovery Harbor long-term care home in Campbell River is underway, according to the British Columbia Ministry of Health. It is one of 10 active healthcare outbreaks in the province and the only active outbreak on Vancouver Island.

About 82.6% of British Columbians aged 12 and over have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia, while 73.2% have received two doses.

Healthcare workers have administered 7,230,961 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia since December.

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