9 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health after several low days
A total of 3,685,240 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered across the province so far, including 345,508 second doses.
As of Tuesday, approximately 74.2 per cent of adults in B.C. had received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 71.9 per cent of everyone aged 12 and older.
Health officials in British Columbia say it's encouraging to see a steady increase in the number of people who are protected with a COVID-19 vaccine as cases decline.
State health officials on Monday reported 262 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths since Saturday. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will return for a live briefing Thursday afternoon.
The number of active cases hovers just above 2,000 with 203 people in hospital and 57 of those patients receiving critical care.
Meanwhile, the Delta COVID-19 variant that has wreaked havoc in India is not spreading aggressively in B.C.
In all, there are 2,102 active cases of the novel coronavirus across B.C., the lowest number since November 17.
At this point in the pandemic, all COVID-19 infections are variants, however genome sequencing is only done on limited positive samples.
Counties with the largest numbers of new cases were: Bernalillo County, 51; San Juan County, 44; Santa Fe County, 14; and Valencia County, 13.