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

The BC Ministry of Health reported 841 new cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday, April 28th, and 127,889 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 171
Fraser Health: 541
Island Health: 35
Interior Health: 74
Northern Health: 20

There are currently 8,009 (-80)  active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

11,657 people are under public health monitoring and a further 118,057 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 515 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 171 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Five new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll at 1,576.


There are no new healthcare outbreaks.

The outbreaks at Sunset Manor and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital are now over.

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 32 new cases and 269 active cases on the island today.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 172 (+2) │Total Cases: 1, 709 (+21)
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 79 (+5) │Total Cases: 2,256 (+10)
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 18 (-1) │ Total Cases: 611 (+1)

25 people remain in hospital with 7 in ICU.

There was one new death in the Island Health region.

36 people have died since the pandemic began.


To date, 1,705,409 (+34,281) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 89,725 of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 150,188,696 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,162,697 have died, and 127,725,261 have recovered.

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