B.C. announces 1,205 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations climb over 400

B.C. announces 1,205 new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations climb over 400
Government of B.C.

British Columbia is reporting 1,205 new cases of COVID-19 for the entire province with three additional deaths in that span.

There are currently 10,052 active cases in British Columbia, while 16,217 residents remain under active public health monitoring.

Dr. Bonnie Henry says that 409 are in hospital – an increase of 12 since April 14 – with 125 people in critical care as a result of the virus (an increase of five).

Since Wednesday’s numbers, there have been 301 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 730 in the Fraser Health region, 38 in the Island Health region, 69 in the Interior Health region, 66 in the Northern Health region and one new case of people who reside outside of Canada.

There were three additional deaths related to the virus on Thursday. This brings the provincial death total over the course of the pandemic to 1,524.

Also as of Thursday, the total number of cases in British Columbia over the course of the pandemic has reached 116,075.

There are currently seven active outbreaks in long-term care facilities across the province.

Health officials also said, to date, 1,235,863 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the province.

An update on current variant cases will be provided later this afternoon.

Island Health

According to the latest data provided by Island Health, there are currently 497 active cases on Vancouver Island.

Of the active cases, 273 are on southern Vancouver Island, 184 on central Vancouver Island and 40 on northern Vancouver Island.

Southern Vancouver Island includes the Greater Victoria region, Southern Gulf Islands and the Port Renfrew area.

Central Vancouver Island includes the Cowichan Valley, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni and Tofino areas.

Northern Vancouver Island goes from the Comox Valley to Port Hardy but also includes surrounding areas like Alert Bay and Sointula.

Over the course of the pandemic, the Island Health region has reported 4,173 cases.

More COVID-19 information

If there is a confirmed COVID-19 case in a school, public health contacts affected school community members directly. Regional health authorities also post-school notifications on their websites, providing the date and type of notification (outbreak, cluster or exposure) for impacted schools.

The Island Health school site can be found here.

Provincial mental health and anxiety support can be found at www.bouncebackbc.ca

Island Health’s COVID-19 data breaks down North, Central and South Island case counts and lists the number of days since any new lab-diagnosed cases. You can find the data here along with any public exposures.

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University and Medicine, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide is more than 138.6 million. More than 2.97 million deaths have been recorded.

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