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The BC Ministry of Health reported 2,960 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, April 19th.

There have been 120,040 cases since the pandemic began.

Breakdown by day:

Friday-Saturday: 1,027
Saturday-Sunday: 933
Sunday-Monday: 1,000

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 696
Fraser Health: 1,845
Island Health: 108
Interior Health: 211
Northern Health: 100

There were no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada

Active cases in BC have decreased from 10,081 to 9,353.

There are currently 14,711 people under public health monitoring and 108,918 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 441 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 138 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Eight new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll 1,538.

A child under two-years-old has died from COVID-19 complications in the Fraser Health region; they also had underlying health conditions.


There have been no new outbreaks reported.

The outbreaks at Vernon Jubilee Hospital and the Segal Family Health Centre are now over.

There are currently 5 outbreaks in long-term care and assisted-living 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 100 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period today, April 19th.

There are 346 active cases on the island.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 206 │Total Cases: 1,547
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 102  │Total Cases: 2,174
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 27 │ Total Cases: 591

29 people remain in hospital with 5 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 (+98,069) 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 5,872 confirmed variant cases, 191 cases are active and the remaining people recovered.

Of that total, 3,908 cases were of the UK variant, 71 cases were of the South Africa variant, and 1,893 cases of the Brazil variant.

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At the time of this publication, 142,564,116 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,039,405 have died, and 121,010,864 have recovered.

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