B.C. had 183 new COVId-19 cases, one death, in past 24 hours

183 new cases, one death

For the fourth day in a row, British Columbia saw fewer than 200 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Another 183 people tested positive for the virus, including 30 in the Interior, while another Interior resident has died.

The new cases bring the total positive tests in the province since the beginning of the pandemic to 145,835, but 2,453 active cases remain. Active cases dropped by 110 since Thursday.

COVID-19 hospitalizations have remained stable since Thursday, at 224, and 59 of these people are being treated in ICU.

One more COVID-positive person has died in the Interior Health region, bringing the total deaths to 1,710. In the Interior, 152 COVID-positive people have died.

There remains 379 active COVID-19 cases in the Interior. Fourteen Interior residents remain hospitalized with the virus, nine of whom are in ICU.

A new COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Kelowna General Hospital, where two patients and one staff member have tested positive.

Another 62,057 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total doses to 3,488,884. Of these 256,725 have been second doses.

As of Friday, 72.4% of all adults in B.C. and 69.6% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Those who haven't registered for their vaccine can do so here.

“This month will be extremely busy for our clinics – continuing with first doses for people 12 and older and also ramping up our second dose program,” Dr. Bonnie Henry said in a statement. “Elders, seniors, clinically extremely vulnerable people and others who are highest risk will all be getting vaccinated with Dose 2, with more and more of the broader population following closely behind."

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