National COVID-19: Eight new cases and four recoveries

  • National COVID-19: Eight new cases and four recoveries

National COVID-19: Eight new cases and four recoveries

Other good news was that for the first time since May 5, the province had no new deaths to report, which keeps the province's death toll from the disease at 1,703.

A further 337 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed this evening by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet).

The cases were among 708 new cases found across the province over a three-day period.

There are now 2,800 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 258 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 238 from Saturday to Sunday, and 212 from Sunday to Monday.

In total, 3,303,334 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 191,222 of which are second doses.

There are now 102 active cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region, including seven people in hospital and one more in critical care.

However, she says, more second doses will be available sooner than expected as extra shipments of vaccine are due to arrive next month and beyond.

She again urged everyone to ensure they are registered to receive their doses.

Government data shows B.C.'s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the province are having an effect.

Last night, there were 89 coronavirus patients in Irish hospitals - a 19.5% decrease on this day last week.

According to B.C.'s top doctor, one person who died was in their 40s, two people were in their 60s, six people were in their 70s and two people were over 80.

Beyond vaccination rates and case numbers, B.C. officials are watching hospitalizations as they determine when to increase gathering limits, lift travel restrictions, reopen nightclubs and allow events such as rock concerts and festivals. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.