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

The BC Ministry of Health reported 799 new cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday, April 27th and 127,048 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 121
Fraser Health: 534
Island Health: 28
Interior Health: 96
Northern Health: 16

There are currently 8,089 (-110)  active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

11,792 people are under public health monitoring and a further 117,150 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 500 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 164 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

No new people have died from COVID-related causes. The provincial death toll is 1,571.

Outbreaks

There are no new health-care 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 27 new cases and 263 active cases on the island today.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 170 (-2) │Total Cases: 1, 688 (+16)
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 74 (+3) │Total Cases: 2,246 (+10)
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 19 (-3) │ Total Cases: 610 (+1)

28 people remain in hospital with 6 in ICU.

There was one new death in the Island Health region.

35 people have died since the pandemic began.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 1,635,372 (+35,756) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 89,457 of which are second doses.

Variants of concern were not updated.

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At the time of this publication, 149,266,036 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,146,591 have died, and 126,824,220 have recovered.

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