The B.C. Ministry of Health reported 449 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on Thursay, for a total of 72,305 cases since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 93
- Fraser Health: 242
- Island Health: 19
- Interior Health: 58
- Northern Health: 37
The number of active cases in B.C. increased from 4,305 to 4,317.
There are now a total of 224 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 63 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
Nine more people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the provincial death toll to 1,278.
6,869 people are in isolation, under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.
A total of 66,603 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.
No new health facility or community outbreaks were reported on Thursday.
Outbreaks at Glenwood Seniors Community, Hilton Villa Seniors Community and Bradley Centre were declared over.
In total, there are 16 assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors’ rental buildings and eight acute-care facilities with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks.
Outbreaks and other exposure events can be linked to from the BC Centre for Disease Control website.
More COVID-19 coverage from Victoria Buzz, including local exposures and outbreaks.
19 new cases were reported in Island Health on Thursday.
There are 220 active cases remaining in the region, according to Island Health. By Health Service Delivery Area, they are:
- South Island: 58 | Total cases: 538
- Central Island: 152 | Total cases: 1,091
- North Island: 10 | Total cases: 290
No new deaths were reported in the Island Health region, with a total of 20 deaths to date.
23 people are currently hospitalized in the Island Health region, including seven people in intensive care units.
Island Health’s chart below shows the region’s COVID-19 curve over the course of the pandemic.
Vaccinations and Variants
To date, 159,887 people in B.C. have received a COVID-19 vaccine. 15,684 of those people have received their second dose.
Government agencies have set up a number of websites for British Columbians who need more information on COVID-19. Some links include:
- Details on the latest provincial restrictions
- BCCDC information on how to get tested
- Support for mental health and wellbeing
At the time of this publication, 108,257,108 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,376,561 have died, and 80,287,594 have recovered.