Vancouver Island Adds 218 New COVID-19 Cases


Victoria –

Health officials identified 218 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island area over the weekend.

The new cases were among 1,986 cases found in British Columbia since Friday, including 617 cases found on Saturday, 707 cases on Sunday and 662 cases on Monday.

There are currently 5,986 active cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, including 640 active cases in the island region, according to the ministry.

Island Health data on Monday identified the locations of 597 active cases, including 312 in the South Island, 240 in the Central Island and 45 in the North Island.

Ten people in British Columbia died from COVID-19 over the weekend. Five deaths have been reported in Fraser Health Region, two in Coastal Vancouver Health Region, two in Northern Health Region and one in Interior Health Region.

Since the start of the pandemic, 1,983 people have died from COVID-19 in British Columbia, including 70 deaths reported in the Island Health region.

According to the BC Center for Disease Control, there are currently 37 people hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment in the Island Health region, 25 of whom are in intensive care.

As of Monday, 88.7% of eligible British Columbians had received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 81.6% had received two.

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