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The BC Ministry of Health reported 873 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday April 13th.

There have been 113,702 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 218
Fraser Health: 512
Island Health: 43
Interior Health: 72
Northern Health: 28

Active cases in BC have increased from 9,937 to 9,756.

16,290 people are under public health monitoring and 102,268 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 377 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 116 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 1,515.


There have been no new outbreaks.

The outbreak at Chilliwack General Hospital is now over.

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 52 new cases of COVID-19 today.

There are 467 of active cases on the island.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 250 (-15) │Total Cases: 1, 411 (+27)
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 190 (-1) │Total Cases: 2,110 (+20)
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 27 (-1)│ Total Cases: 554 (+5)

18 people remain in hospital with 3 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, 1,148,993 (+36.892) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C, 87,785 (+41) of which are second doses.

There have been a total number of 5,221 confirmed variant cases, 258 cases are active and the remaining people recovered.

Of that total, 3,627 cases were of the UK variant, 65 cases were of the South Africa variant, and 1,529 cases of the Brazil variant.

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At the time of this publication, 137,932,750 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,969,700 have died, and 110,854,253 have recovered.

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