The BC Ministry of Health reported 692 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, February 18th, of those new cases, 105 were in the Island Health region.
There have been 343,631 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 75
- Fraser Health: 157
- Island Health: 105
- Interior Health: 217
- Northern Health: 138
- Resident outside Canada: 0
There are now a total of 733 people in hospital with COVID-19, 1113 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
There were 5 new deaths from COVID-related causes since yesterday, bringing the provincial death toll to 2,786. Of the deaths reported today, 1 was in the Island Health region.
There have been 2 new health-care facility outbreaks at Langley Memorial Hospital and Menno Home (Fraser Health).
The outbreak at Queen’s Park Care Centre (Fraser Health) has been declared over.
There are a total of 33 ongoing health care outbreaks in the province.
There are currently 19 health care outbreaks in the Island Health region.
As of Friday, Feb. 18:
90.5% (4,509,718) of eligible people five and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 85.6% (4,266,168) have received their second dose.
In addition, 93.2% (4,318,206) of eligible people 12 and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.6% (4,197,759) received their second dose and 53.9% (2,497,228) have received a third dose.
Also, 93.5% (4,044,520) of all eligible adults in BC have received their first dose, 91.0% (3,936,253) received their second dose and 56.2% (2,432,537) have received a third dose.
The province announced it is preparing for rapid test distribution to the public, starting first with seniors and depending on availability. Details on this plan will be outlined during next week’s media briefing.
You can view the worldwide stats here.