Dr. Bonnie Henry (Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 120 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, June 17th.

There have been 146,794 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 13
  • Fraser Health: 53
  • Island Health: 5
  • Interior Health: 43
  • Northern Health: 5
  • Residents outside Canada: 1

There are currently 1,451 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

143,579 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 131 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 44 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

1 new person has died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,739.


There are currently 4 outbreaks in long-term care and assisted-living facilities and 2 outbreaks in acute-care facilities.

Island Health:

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 40 (-2) Total Cases: 1,962
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 7 (0) Total Cases: 2,461
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 8 (0) Total Cases: 704
  • 3 hospitalized on Vancouver Island, 1 in ICU
  • Total deaths in Island Health Region to date: 41


76.5% of all adults 18+ and 74.8% of those 12 and older have received their first dose.

To date, 4,231,871 (+66,729) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 768,008 (+57,161) of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 178,107,340 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,855,656 have died, and 162,614,642 have recovered.

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