(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 1,005 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, April 16th.

There have been 117,080 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 259
Fraser Health: 536
Island Health: 49
Interior Health: 110
Northern Health: 51

Active cases in BC have increased from 10,052 to 10,081.

15,877 people are under public health monitoring and 105,291 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 425 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 127 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Six new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll 1,530.


There have been no new outbreaks reported.

There are currently 7 outbreaks in long-term care facilities and 5 outbreaks 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 39 new cases of COVID-19 today.

There are 446 of active cases on the island.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 256 (-17) │Total Cases:  1,485 (+18)
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 150 (-34) │Total Cases: 2,153 (+15)
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 40 (0)│ Total Cases: 574 (+6)

23 people remain in hospital with 4 in ICU.

There were no new deaths in the Island Health region.

33 people have died since the pandemic began.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 1,282,091 (+46,228) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C, 87,970 of which are second doses.

There have been a total number of 5,739 confirmed variant cases, 212 cases are active and the remaining people recovered.

Of that total, 3,858 cases were of the UK variant, 71 cases were of the South Africa variant, and 1,810 cases of the Brazil variant.

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At the time of this publication, 140,430,267 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,010,132 have died, and 119,268,619 have recovered.

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