BC reports 63 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health, 424 across the province

Health officials in British Columbia on Thursday reported 424 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province, 63 of which are linked to the Island Health region.

Within the Island Health region, there are currently a total of 429 active COVID-19 cases.

In a statement released to the media, Dr. Bonnie Henry that 295 are in hospital with 112 people in critical care as a result of the virus. There are currently 3,061 active cases in British Columbia.

Since Wednesday’s figures, there have been 62 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 140 in the Fraser Health region, 63 in the Island Health region, 93 in the Interior Health region, 66 in the Northern Health region and no new cases for persons residing outside Canada.

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There were three more deaths related to the virus within the last 24 hours, none of which were in the Island Health region. That brings the total number of deaths in the province during the pandemic to 2,316.

Also from Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia during the pandemic has reached 216,758.

As for the province’s overall vaccination program, BC has now administered a total of 8,609,643 doses of COVID-19 immunizations.

Health authorities say it equates to first doses for 91.4 per cent of all eligible adult British Colombians and 91 per cent of all eligible persons aged 12 and over.

In addition, 88.1 percent of all eligible adults received their second dose, a total of 3,808,967 residents.

From 17.-23. November, persons who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 58.9 percent of the cases, and from 10-23. November, they accounted for 68.5 percent of admissions.

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