89 new cases, 2 deaths – .

89 new cases, 2 deaths – .

Victoria –

British Columbia health officials identified 89 more cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island area on Friday.

The new cases were among 649 cases found in British Columbia in the past 24 hours.

There are currently 5,106 active cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, including 545 active cases in the Island Health region, according to the BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC).

Island Health data on Friday identified the locations of 452 active cases, including 172 in the South Island, 239 in the Central Island and 41 in the North Island.

Fifty-four people are hospitalized for treatment for COVID-19 in the Island Health region, 20 of whom require intensive care, according to the BCCDC.

British Columbia has recorded 13 more COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24 hours, including two in the Island Health region, according to BCCDC data.

Since the start of the pandemic, 2,109 people have died from COVID-19 in the province, including 86 deaths reported in the Island Health region.

As of Friday, 89.4% of eligible British Columbians had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 83.9% had received two.

In total, the province has administered 8,120,458 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since its vaccination efforts began in December 2020.


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