9 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health after several low days

Optimism grows as COVID-19 case numbers continue to drop in B.C.

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.

We are doing very well here in B.C. Cases are declining and we are on track with our provincewide COVID-19 immunization targets. As cases decline and vaccination rates rise, she said she has hope the virus will soon become "an expertly managed communicable disease that we rarely hear about" like other illnesses.

There are now 64 active cases of COVID-19 in the island region, according to the BCCDC, including three people in hospital, none of whom require critical care.

The Department of Health has reported that 77 patients with Covid-19 are in hospital today, of whom 27 are in ICU.

HSE chief executive Paul Reid also confirmed 3.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered in the Republic of Ireland.

As of Monday, 81 people were hospitalized in New Mexico with COVID-19. "And now, more and more people are fully vaccinated with both of their doses", Henry said.

Dr. Réka Gustafson, B.C.'s deputy provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia.

Of all cases identified so far, some 141,879 - or 97 per cent - have recovered.