Island Health reports lower-than-average increase for COVID-19 infections

Grant Boone
January 14, 2021

There have been nine new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,019 deaths in British Columbia.

Quebec has reported 230,690 cases of COVID-19 and 8,737 deaths linked to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

Hospitalizations in B.C. are at 368, with 72 of those in ICU.

Of note: Data released from the province confirmed just 14 new cases for the Island Health region.

Meanwhile, 7,238 people are under active public health monitoring.

"Our focus is to ensure we safely deliver the vaccines as quickly as possible to B.C. communities, using all available supply", provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said in a joint statement issued today, January 12.

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Officials also announced 1,475 new cases, which brings BC's active case count down more by more than 1,000 to 5,220.

Health authorities in BC have made a decision to delay administering second doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to give more people their first dose.

"Our focus is to ensure we safely deliver the vaccines as quickly as possible to B.C. communities, using all available supply", the statement reads.

Health minister Adrian Dix looks and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, April 6, 2020.

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