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.
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.
More COVID-19 coverage from Victoria Buzz, including local exposures and outbreaks.
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.
Some links include:
- Details on the latest provincial restrictions
- BCCDC information on how to get tested
- Support for mental health and wellbeing
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.