(Dr. Bonnie Henry, Minister Adrian Dix/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 1,262 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, April 8th, for a total of 109,540 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 358
Fraser Health: 638
Island Health: 54
Interior Health: 132
Northern Health: 79

There are currently 9,574 (+390) active cases in BC.

15,673 people are under public health monitoring and 98,336 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 332 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 102 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 1,495.


The outbreak at Eagle Ridge Hospital is now over.

Four outbreaks remain in long-term care, and seven 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 50 new cases of COVID-19 today.

There are 508 of active cases on the island.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 270 (-1) │Total Cases: 1, 284 (+25)
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 212 (+11) │Total Cases: 2,029(+23)
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 26 (-5)│ Total Cases: 541 (+2)

19 people remain in hospital with 4 in ICU.

There were no new deaths in the Island Health region.

31 people have died since the pandemic began.

Vaccinations and Variants

People aged 65+ and Indigenous peoples 18+ can now register for their vaccine appointment online, by phone, or in person.

To date, 1,025,019 (+30,018) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C, 87,606 of which are second doses.

There are 207 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province.

Since the total number of 4,111 confirmed variant cases, 105 cases are active and the remaining people recovered.

Of that total, 3,082 cases were of the UK variant, 55 cases were of the South Africa variant, and 974 cases of the Brazil variant.

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At the time of this publication, 135,209,652 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,926,136 have died, and 108,801,087 have recovered.


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