COVID-19 on Vancouver Island

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Another COVID-19 update will be released Wednesday, with details on the latest cases, deaths, outbreaks and vaccination rates in B.C.

Before Tuesday, the last time the case count was this low was on September 26, 2020, when 435 COVID-19 cases were reported.

The province saw an uptick in the number of virus-related deaths, with 33 more confirmed today but a Ministry of Health spokesperson told CP24 that 11 of the deaths reported Wednesday occurred in April and May of 2021.

The seven-day rolling average of daily reported COVID-19 cases continues to decline and now stands at about 657 down from 978 a week ago.

Hospitals were treating 571 patients with COVID-19 Wednesday.

The London Health Sciences Centre is now caring for 16 inpatients with COVID-19, of which seven are in the Intensive Care Unit.

With 30,456 tests processed over the past 24 hours, the province is reporting an Ontario-wide positivity rate of two per cent, the lowest that number has been since February 25.

According to the province's epidemiology report, 902 of the B.1.1.7. variant were identified in lab-positive tests in the previous 24-hours.

There are now 3,180 cases with a variant of concern, largely the B.1.1.7 variant that originated in the United Kingdom.

"Ontario is reporting 411 cases of #COVID19 and almost 30,500 tests completed".

Deaths reflect both the seriousness of the third wave, which peaked with more than 4,000 cases a day, and also the ongoing risk of the variants.

Nearly 1.29 million Ontarians are considered fully vaccinated with two doses. Just over 1.2 million people have received two shots and are considered fully vaccinated.

The numbers used in this story are found in the Ontario Ministry of Health's COVID-19 Daily Epidemiologic Summary.



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