Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health (Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 1,889 new cases of COVID-19 since Saturday, April 3rd. Additionally, the province released revised numbers for Saturday and Sunday.

Since Thursday, there are have been 4,040 new cases of the virus reported in BC.

The breakdown per day:

Thursday to Friday: 1,074
Friday to Saturday: 1,077 – highest total to date
Saturday to Sunday: 999
Sunday to Monday: 890

There have been a total of 104,061 cases since the pandemic began in BC. A total of 94,806 people who tested positive have recovered.

New cases were reported in these health regions since Saturday:

  • Vancouver: 25,182 (+579)
  • Fraser: 58,654 (+986)
  • Vancouver Island: 3,521 (+100)
  • Interior: 8,735 (+129)
  • Northern: 5,681 (+95)
  • Residents of other countries: 179 (+0)

There are now a total of 318 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 96 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

There have been 23 new deaths from COVID making the provincial death toll at 1,4686.

There are 8,490 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 11,989 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Island Health

There have been no updates since Thursday, the next update is expected around 4 p.m. Tuesday. There are currently 425 active cases in the Island Health region.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 893,590  doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 87,472 of which are second doses.

Since April 1, there have been 916 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province, for a total of 3,559 cases (588 are active).

This includes 2,771 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant, 51 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant, and 737 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.

As of 8 a.m. tomorrow, all people 71 years and older, Indigenous peoples 18 and older, and those who have received their ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ letter in the mail may book their vaccine appointment online, by telephone through B.C.’s new provincial call-in centre or in-person at a Service BC location.

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At the time of this publication, 132,381,955 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,872,808 have died, and 106,663,006 have recovered.

 

 

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