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The BC Ministry of Health reported 3,289 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, April 12th.

There have been a total of 112,829 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 740
Fraser Health: 1,957
Island Health: 167
Interior Health: 299
Northern Health: 125
Residents in other countries: 182

There are currently 9,937 active cases in BC.

15,900 people are under public health monitoring and 101,216 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 368 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 121 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

18 new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll 1,513.

Outbreaks

There have been two new outbreaks.

Currently, there are six outbreaks 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 169 new cases of COVID-19 today.

There are 494 of active cases on the island.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 275 (+5) │Total Cases: 1, 384 (+100)
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 191(-21) │Total Cases: 2,090 (+61)
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 28 (+2)│ Total Cases: 549 (+8)

18 people remain in hospital with 5 in ICU.

There were two new deaths in the Island Health region.

33 people have died since the pandemic began.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 1,112,101 (+87,082) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C, 87,744 (+138) of which are second doses.

There has been a sequencing delay in regards to variant numbers.
Dr. Bonnie Henry said about 50 per cent of all new cases are variants of concern. 

As of Friday, April 9th, there were 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 were 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, 137,197,155 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,956,937 have died, and 110,308,850 have recovered.

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