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The BC Ministry of Health reported 840 new cases of COVID-19 across the province for Tuesday, March 30th.

There have been a total of 99,035 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 265
Fraser Health: 421
Island Health: 39
Interior Health: 67
Northern Health: 46

The number of active cases in BC increased from 6,902 to 7,062.

There are now a total of 312 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 78 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

No new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll at 1,455.

11,164 people are under active public health monitoring after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 90,401 people have recovered from novel coronavirus.


There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks.

As of yesterday, there were 4 active outbreaks in long-term-care homes and 9 in acute-care facilities.

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.

Island Health

Island Health reported 38 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The number of active cases on the island increased by 6 cases to 339 remaining active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 170 (+2) │Total Cases: 963(+22)
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 144 (+2) │Total Cases: 789 (+12)
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 25 (+2)│ Total Cases: 507 (+4)

13 people remain in hospital with 1 in ICU.

There was no new deaths in the Island Health region.

29 people have died since the pandemic began.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 724,193 (+25,101) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 87,319 (+30) of which are second doses.

There have been 320 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province.

Of the total number of 2,553 confirmed variant cases, 313 cases are active and the remaining people have recovered.

Of the total, 2,134 cases were of the UK variant, 49 cases were of the South Africa variant, and 370 cases of the Brazil variant.

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At the time of this publication, 128,739,578 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,814,019 have died, and 103,772,948 have recovered.

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