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

The BC Ministry of Health reported 1,205 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, April 15th.

There have been 116,075 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 301
Fraser Health: 730
Island Health: 38
Interior Health: 69
Northern Health: 66
Residents outside: 1

Active cases in BC have increased from 9,821 to 10,052.

16,217 people are under public health monitoring and 104,331 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 409 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 125 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Two new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll 1,524.

Outbreaks

There have been no new outbreaks.

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 48 new cases of COVID-19 today.

There are 497 of active cases on the island.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 273 (+20) │Total Cases: 1,467 (+34)
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 184 (-6) │Total Cases: 2,138 (+10)
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 40 (+3)│ Total Cases: 568 (+4)

20 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, 1,235,863 (+45,031) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C, 87,899 of which are second doses.

BC has not updated their variants of concern today.

As of yesterday, there have been a total number of 5,221 confirmed variant cases, 258 cases are active and the remaining people recovered.

Of that total, 3,627 cases were of the UK variant, 65 cases were of the South Africa variant, and 1,529 cases of the Brazil variant.

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At the time of this publication, 139,569,757 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,996,679 have died, and 118,582,430 have recovered.

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