Ministry health

COVID-19 on Vancouver Island: Latest Updates from the Department of Health

Provincial health officials will provide an update on the latest cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia on Tuesday.

The update is expected in a written statement from the Department of Health after 3 p.m.

This follows Monday’s announcement that 11 more deaths from COVID-19 were recorded over the weekend, including one death in the Vancouver Island region.

Since the start of the pandemic, 2,914 people have died of COVID-19 in British Columbia, including 222 people at Island Health.

HOSPITALIZATIONS

There are currently 63 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Vancouver Island, up from 59 reported on Friday, but up from 64 recorded on Feb. 28.

Three patients were in intensive care on Vancouver Island on Monday, up from one confirmed on Friday, but up from four reported on Feb. 28.

Around this time last month, on February 7, 110 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 at Island Health, including nine patients in intensive care.

NEW CASES AND VACCINATIONS

About 997 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in British Columbia over the weekend, including 204 new cases in the Vancouver Island region.

As of Monday, 90.7% of British Columbians aged five and older had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 86.5% had received two doses.

About 56.2% of British Columbia residents aged 12 and older have received three doses of the vaccine.


This is a developing story. Check back for updates.