B.C. reports nearly 700 new COVID cases

B.C. reports nearly 700 new COVID cases
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British Columbia health officials have reported 697 new COVID-19 cases and one death since their last update on May 3.

British Columbia health officials have reported 697 new COVID-19 cases and one death since their last update on May 3.

The number of confirmed cases in B.C. climbs to 132,353 while the province’s death toll now stands at 1,597.

Of the new cases, 142 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 456 were in Fraser Health, 19 in Island Health, 65 in Interior Health, and 14 in Northern Health.

There are currently 7,161 active cases in the province, 486 people in hospital — 173 of whom are in intensive care — and 10,961 people under active public health monitoring due to possible exposure to an identified case.

A total of 123,383 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while more than 1.91 million doses of vaccine have been administered province-wide.

Today’s data was released as a statement to the media, which noted that beginning May 4, pregnant persons 16 and older to are now eligible to book their vaccine appointments.

According to the latest information on Island Health’s dashboard, there are 203 active cases on Vancouver Island. Of those active cases, 102 are in the South Island, 79 in Central Island, and 22 in North Island.

Since the pandemic began, the region has recorded 4,718 cases of the deadly virus.

BCCDC’s dashboard has not updated with information specific to Vancouver Island.

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