All but one of the latest deaths are linked to more contagious coronavirus variants, including four connected to the B.1.1.7 or alpha variant first seen in the United Kingdom and two people who contracted variants still unspecified, the release said.
The Department of Health said there are 54 people in hospital being treated for Covid-19, with 18 of those patients in intensive care units.
Three new cases of COVID-19 were registered on Wednesday, the health ministry has said.
The update from provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix continued the encouraging downward trend in case numbers that's been happening for just over two months.
The IDPH says 85.58% of Kane County residents age 65 and older and 58.84% of residents age 16 to 64 have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 4.2 million doses of vaccine have been administered, including 710,847 second doses. Bars and restaurants are also now allowed to serve liquor until midnight.
The current five-day COVID-19 test positivity rate is 9.7% provincially, the first time it's dipped below 10% since May 7, and 9.2% in Winnipeg.
"Let's work together to continue to progress on this path".
Island Health identified the locations of 57 of the active cases Wednesday, including 42 in the South Island, seven in the Central Island and eight in the North Island. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.