Vancouver Island adds 10 new COVID-19 cases

  • Vancouver Island adds 10 new COVID-19 cases

Vancouver Island adds 10 new COVID-19 cases

In total, 3,635,795 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 314,246 of which are second doses.

British Columbia's deputy provincial health officer is encouraging residents to register for a second dose of vaccine as the province heads toward a return to normal life with declining COVID-19 cases and rising vaccination rates.

Gustafson says 74 per cent of adults in B.C. and 72 per cent of British Columbians aged 12 and up have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The latest Department of Health dashboard also reveals that there have been no further deaths in the last 24 hours. NanaimoNewsNOW reports local verified data from Island Health.

Anyone who received their vaccine before the Get Vaccinated portal launched on April 6 would have booked through the old system and would not have been registered with the province's current online registration system.

Of the active cases, 203 individuals are now hospitalized, 57 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The latest poll from Leger finds nearly two thirds (61%) of Canadians believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us, the highest result by far in the company's continued surveys of attitudes toward COVID-19. Our condolences are with the family, friends and caregivers of the people who have died as a result of COVID-19.

In all, there are 2,102 active cases of the novel coronavirus across B.C., the lowest number since November 17. "But now we are in a much better position as a province and we can start to focus on all there is to be gained through immunization - and there's so much". Getting back into our communities, getting back to work and getting back to our meaningful social connections that sustain us.