COVID-19 on Vancouver Island


British Columbia health officials announced 165 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 145,695. It's the third day of new cases under 200.

With almost 3.7 million COVID-19 vaccines administered in BC, the province's case counts continue to drop as 165 new cases were identified.

Just over 74 per cent of B.C. adults have now received at least one dose of vaccine, as have about 72 per cent of those 12 and older.

There are now also 76 people with the virus in hospital, 27 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

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"These losses are an important reminder of what we have to gain", Deputy Provincial Health Officer Réka Gustafson said during a live news conference.

There have been 12 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,722 deaths in British Columbia.

The data, which is broken out by ZIP code as of Tuesday, shows the largest number of COVID-19 cases - 3,695 as of Tuesday - in the 98682 ZIP code, which covers parts of east Vancouver, Orchards, Hockinson, Sifton, Proebstel and Livingston.

The Taoisaech says the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is continuing "very effectively and efficiently". Getting back into our communities, getting back to work and getting back to our meaningful social connections that sustain us.