There are now 131,656 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C. after health officials announced 2,174 new cases Monday.
From Friday to Saturday there were 835 cases, from Saturday to Sunday there were 671 and from Sunday to Monday there were 668.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports that there have been 438 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,509 in the Fraser Health region, 61 in the Island Health region, 106 in the Interior Health region, 60 in the Northern Health Region and no new cases in people who reside outside of Canada.
There is no update on the variants of concern in the province.
There have been 15 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,596 deaths in British Columbia.
There are 7,327 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 11,781 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. 122,518 people have recovered.
Of the active cases, 474 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 176 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
“The outbreaks at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital and Abbotsford Regional Hospital are now over," said Henry.
1,877,330 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C.; 91,731 of those are second doses.
Register to get vaccinated in B.C.
Everyone in B.C. who is 18 years old and over is now eligible to get vaccinated and should register on the Get Vaccinated website.
“The focus of the COVID-19 vaccine program is to protect as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, and to address hot spots and reduce transmission everywhere," said Henry.
“We have reached a new, encouraging point in our pandemic response. Starting today, the available vaccine will be significantly increasing, and this is good news for all of us.
“Over the coming month, more than one million vaccine doses will be delivered to our province, with more anticipated for June, giving the vast majority of eligible people access to a vaccine before Canada Day.
“We are moving as quickly as possible to get vaccine into arms, which means at times, there will be bumps along the way in our rollout and delivery. Importantly, when those bumps occur, we will pivot and adjust to keep moving forward.
“In the meantime, we must continue our actions to stop the spread and do everything we can to relieve the pressure on our health-care workers.”