Estimated 39 new COVID-19 cases reported on Vancouver Island, 216 across B.C.


In what is likely their last daily update, British Columbia health officials have reported an estimated 216 new COVID-19 cases since their last update on April 5.

Of the new cases, an estimated 39 were in Island Health, 31 were in Vancouver Coastal Health, 55 were in Fraser Health, 76 were in Interior Health, and 15 were in Northern Health.

There are currently 312 people in hospital — a slight decrease from yesterday’s numbers — 37 of whom are in intensive care. Hospitalizations have increased by 22 per cent since March 24 but fallen 43 per cent since Feb. 28.

Officials did not disclose the total number of new deaths in the past 24 hours and note that the daily new case totals are provisional.

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Although there are no new COVID-19 outbreaks reported at care facilities across the province, 11 outbreaks remain ongoing.

Facilities on Vancouver Island with COVID-19 outbreaks are The Heights at Mt. View, Selkirk Seniors Village, Amica Douglas House, Acacia Ty Mawr, Sunridge Place Seniors and Ayre Manor.

Today’s update is likely the last daily COVID-19 report officials will provide. Beginning tomorrow, officials will switch to a weekly reporting system.

New data provided by the province suggests that unvaccinated individuals account for 12 per cent of the B.C. population and also account for 19 per cent of patients in critical care due to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the number of estimated COVID-19 cases recorded in B.C. is 357,974.

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