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The BC Ministry of Health reported 2,491 new cases of COVID-19 for three-day period on Monday, April 26th.

There have been 126,249 cases since the pandemic began.

Breakdown by Day:

Friday to Saturday: 881
Saturday to Sunday: 847
Sunday to Monday:763

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 466
Fraser Health: 632
Island Health: 82
Interior Health: 206
Northern Health: 104
Residents outside Canada: 1

There are currently 8,199 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

12,340 people are under public health monitoring and a further 116,241 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 484 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 158 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

17 new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll 1,571.


There is one new health-care outbreak at Orchid Haven in Interior Health region. 

There are currently 8 outbreaks in long-term care and assisted-living facilities and 7 outbreaks in acute-care facilities.

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Island Health

Island Health reported 83 new cases and 265 active cases on the island today.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 172 (-18) │Total Cases: 1, 672 (+48)
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 71 (-8) │Total Cases: 2,236 (+26)
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 22 (-10) │ Total Cases: 609 (+9)

27 people remain in hospital with 4 in ICU.

There was one new death in the Island Health region.

35 people have died since the pandemic began.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 1,635,372 (+93,306) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 89,035 of which are second doses.

Variants of concern were not updated.

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At the time of this publication,148,445,182 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,132,311 have died, and 126,062,747 have recovered.

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