In their update on the pandemic announced on Wednesday, B.C. health officials have announced 148 new cases of COVID-19. They also reported three deaths. For the first time since October, there are now less than 2,000 active COVID-19 cases in British Columbia. According to the update, there were 1,975 active cases on Wednesday.
Also, the update has revealed that 195 people were listed as hospitalized on Wednesday, 47 of them in intensive care.
Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix compiled the update in a form of a written statement.
Since the pandemic started, the province has seen 145,843 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 1,725 deaths.
In order to successfully combat the virus, the province needs to increase its vaccination rate. So far, a total of 3,749,758 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the province. Of those 3,749,758 doses, 390,264 are second doses.
These numbers show us that 74.5 percent of residents in British Columbia who are 18 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Also, 72.4 percent of those who are 12 or older have received a dose.
Henry and Dix wrote in the statement:
“Canada has some of the highest dose-one immunization levels in the world and British Columbia is equally strong. We ask everyone to join us in continuing to push forward with our vaccine progress.”