British Columbia reports 96 new cases of COVID-19 to Island Health, 405 in the province – .

British Columbia reports 96 new cases of COVID-19 to Island Health, 405 in the province – .

British Columbia health officials are reporting 405 new cases of COVID-19 province-wide on Friday, including 96 linked to the Island Health region.

In the Island Health region, there are currently a total of 646 active cases of COVID-19. This is the second highest number of active cases in the province, behind only Fraser Health with 990 active cases.

Recent hot spots are North Vancouver Island, the North Cowichan Valley and the Comox Valley, where Island Health says a youth event two weeks ago helped a group that is partly to l origin of the higher number of cases.

“Vancouver Island has done extremely well relative to any other health authority throughout the pandemic, but right now there are more cases on Vancouver Island that should always be of concern,” it’s for us, ”Health Minister Adrian Dix said on Friday.

In a statement released to media, Dr Bonnie Henry says 276 people are hospitalized and 95 people in intensive care because of the virus. There are currently 3,061 active cases in British Columbia.

As of Thursday’s figures, there have been 45 new cases of COVID-19 in Vancouver Coastal Health Region, 110 in Fraser Health Region, 96 in Island Health Region, 97 in Vancouver Health Region. Domestic, 57 in the Northern Health Region and no new cases for people residing outside of Canada.

Island Health told CHEK News on Friday that there had been a COVID-19 cluster identified as part of a Comox Valley youth event, however, points out that the increase in daily cases cannot be solely attributed at this event.

“Although Island Health does not comment on specific details of COVID-19 cases, we can confirm that case tracking and public health contacts have identified a cluster of cases associated with a youth event ago. about two weeks in the Comox Valley, ”read a statement from Island Health. “It is important to understand that the current number of daily cases in the Island Health region cannot be attributed solely to this cluster. “

The health authority also indicates that these community cases occur in a highly vaccinated population and that the authorities do not observe serious health problems related to this group.

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As of Friday, there have been six more deaths linked to the virus in the past 24 hours, including two in the Island Health region. This brings the total number of deaths in the province during the pandemic to 2,351.

Also on Friday, the total number of cases in British Columbia during the pandemic reached 219,584.

In terms of the province’s total immunization program, British Columbia has now administered a total of 8,761,618 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Health officials say this equates to first doses for 91.6 percent of all eligible British adults in B.C. and 91.2 percent of all eligible people 12 and older.

In addition, 88.5% of all eligible adults received their second dose, for a total of 4,079,277 residents, and 11% (468,509) received a third dose.

From November 25 to December 1, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 58% of cases and from November 18 to December 1, they accounted for 65.9% of hospitalizations.


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