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COVID-19 on Vancouver Island: Health officials to reveal new cases

COVID-19 on Vancouver Island: Health officials to reveal new cases”

The rolling three day average of new COVID-19 cases within Island Health remained at 72.

As of 8am today, 329 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised.

Island Health identified the locations of 222 active cases on Wednesday, including 98 in the South Island, 107 in the Central Island and 17 in the North Island.

Roscommon and Sligo also both reported less than five new cases, Longford 5, Cavan 9 and Donegal 68.

Yesterday, Brazil hit a single-day record of 3,251 COVID-19 deaths and authorities fear that April could be as grim as March in the country's overwhelmed hospitals.

To date, 582,634 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 87,180 of which are second doses.

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As of midnight, Tuesday 23rd March, the HPSC has been notified of 683 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

A total of 86,857 people who tested positive for the virus have recovered, while 1,441 people in B.C. have lost their lives due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Shots are available across B.C. for people aged 76 or older, and Indigenous people over the age of 55.

In an update Wednesday, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced another 716 diagnoses. There's almost 150 active cases of the variant, primarily of the United Kingdom strain.

More than 700 people have been confirmed to have COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in British Columbia, health officials said.

The order says worship services can include up to 50 people, as well as more people in vehicles.



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