22 new COVID-19 cases identified on Vancouver Island, active cases continue to decline

22 new COVID-19 cases identified on Vancouver Island, active cases continue to decline

British Columbia health officials have reported 572 new COVID-19 cases since their last update on May 4.

The number of confirmed cases in B.C. climbs to 132,925. There were no new deaths reported over the past 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 118 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 362 were in Fraser Health, 22 in Island Health, 57 in Interior Health, and 13 in Northern Health.

There are currently 6,877 active cases in the province, 481 people in hospital — 161 of whom are in intensive care. Due to incomplete data, the province says, the number of people under public health monitoring and self-isolation requirements has not been included in today’s data release.

A total of 124,252 people in B.C. have recovered from COVID-19 while more than 1.94 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 251 active cases on Vancouver Island, according to data available on the BCCDC’s dashboard.

Fifteen people are currently hospitalized due to the coronavirus, five of whom are in critical care.

In the past 24 hours, 996 new COVID tests have been performed and 7,031 doses of vaccine have been administered.

Since April 27, hospitalizations have declined by nearly 50 per cent while active cases have dropped 22 per cent since April 29.

There have been 4,767 cases reported, 38 deaths, and 230 total hospitalizations on Vancouver Island since the onset of the pandemic last year.

Meanwhile, Island Health reported 195 active cases on Vancouver Island in its latest dashboard update.

Of those active cases, 98 are in the South Island, 74 are in Central Island, and 23 are in the North Island. Active cases on both central and southern Vancouver Island have dropped more than 60 per cent since April 7.

However, it is worth noting that 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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