B.C. reports nearly 800 new COVID cases, 28 in Island Health

British Columbia health officials have reported 799 new COVID-19 since their last update on April 26.

British Columbia health officials have reported 799 new COVID-19 since their last update on April 26.

Today’s tally brings the number of confirmed cases in B.C. to 127,048 while the province’s death toll remains at 1,571.

Of the new cases, 121 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 534 were in Fraser Health, 28 in Island Health, 96 in Interior Health, and 16 in Northern Health and four cases in people who normally reside outside of Canada.

There are currently 8,089 active cases in the province, 500 people in hospital — 164 of whom are in intensive care — and 11,792 people under active public health monitoring due to possible exposure to an identified case.

A total of 117,150 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while more than 1.67 million doses of vaccine have been administered province-wide.

Today’s data was released as a statement to the media.

Island Health

There are currently 315 active cases on Vancouver Island, according to data available on the BCCDC’s dashboard.

Twenty-eight people are currently hospitalized due to the coronavirus, six of whom are in critical care.

A total of 225 people on the Island have been hospitalized to date.

In the past 24 hours, 919 new COVID tests have been performed and 6,143 doses of vaccine have been administered.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 4,568 cases reported, 35 deaths, and 225 total hospitalizations on Vancouver Island.

More than 263,000 people have received at least one dose of vaccine on Vancouver Island.

Meanwhile, Island Health reported 263 active cases on Vancouver Island in its latest dashboard update.

Of those active cases, 170 are in the South Island, 74 are in Central Island, and 19 are in the North Island.

Island Health’s data often lags behind the BCCDC’s data due to a “difference in timing of reporting across laboratory and public health data sources.”

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