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The BC Ministry of Health reported 832 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, April 1st, for a total of 100,880 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 310
Fraser Health: 388
Island Health: 53
Interior Health: 42
Northern Health: 39

The number of active cases in BC increased from 7,405 to 7,571.

There are now a total of 296 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 79 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Five new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll at 1,463.


As of yesterday, there were 4 active outbreaks in long-term-care homes and 9 in acute-care facilities.

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 60 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The number of active cases on the island increased by 28 cases to 392 remaining active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 189 (+8) │Total Cases: 1,022 (+29)
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 171 (+15) │Total Cases: 1,837 (+24)
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 32 (+5)│ Total Cases: 517 (+7)

13 people remain in hospital with 2 in ICU.

There was no new deaths in the Island Health region.

29 people have died since the pandemic began.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 787,649 (+31,569) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 87,394 (+43) of which are second doses.

There were 192 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province.

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At the time of this publication, 130,089,721 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,827,136 have died, and 104,757,491 have recovered.

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