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

The BC Ministry of Health reported 740 new cases of COVID-19 for Friday, April 30th, and 129,482 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 163
Fraser Health: 431
Island Health: 32
Interior Health: 92
Northern Health: 22

There are currently 7,886 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

11,727 people are under public health monitoring and a further 119,785 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 511 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 174 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Four new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll at 1,581.


There are no new healthcare outbreaks.

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 31 new cases and 253 active cases on the island today.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases:140 (-16) Total Cases: 1,736 (+10)
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 93 (+13) Total Cases: 2,284 (+17)
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 23  (+2) Total Cases: 619 (+4)

21 people remain in hospital with 6 in ICU.

There was one new death in the Island Health region.

37 people have died since the pandemic began.


To date, 1,786,722 (+37,347) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 90,642 of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 151,941,977 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,191,669 have died, and 129,182,187 have recovered.

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