Vancouver Island Adds 55 New COVID-19 Cases – .

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Vancouver Island Adds 55 New COVID-19 Cases – .


Victoria –

British Columbia health officials on Wednesday identified 55 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island area.

The new cases were among 609 cases found in the province since Tuesday.

There are currently 4,748 active cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, including 524 active cases in the Island Health region, according to the British Columbia Ministry of Health.

Island Health data on Wednesday identified the locations of 461 active cases, including 135 in the South Island, 276 in the Central Island and 50 in the North Island.

Fifty-six people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Island Health region, including 22 in intensive care, according to the BC Center for Disease Control.

Six more people have died from COVID-19 in British Columbia, the ministry said in an update Wednesday afternoon. Five deaths have been reported in Fraser Health Region and one has occurred in Northern Health Region.

Since the start of the pandemic, 2,137 people have died from COVID-19 in British Columbia, including 89 people in the Island Health region.

About 89.7% of eligible British Columbians have now received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 84.7% have received two doses.

The province has administered 8,186,611 doses of the vaccine since vaccination began in December.

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