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

The BC Ministry of Health reported 874 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday, April 29th, and 128,763 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 187
Fraser Health: 574
Island Health: 29
Interior Health: 60
Northern Health: 24

Active cases in the province decreased from 8,009 to 7,996 (-13). 118,937 people who tested positive since the pandemic began have now recovered.

There are now a total of 503 (-12) people in hospital due to COVID-19, 178 (+7) of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Sadly, one more death was reported today due to COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,577.


There are no new healthcare outbreaks.

There are currently 7 outbreaks in long-term care and assisted-living facilities and 6 outbreaks in acute-care facilities.

The outbreak at Craigdarroch Care Home and Mount St. Mary in the Island Health region remains active.

Check out ore COVID-19 coverage from Victoria Buzz, including local exposures and outbreaks.

Island Health

Island Health is reporting 264 (-5) active cases in the region.

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases:166 (+-6) Total Cases: 1,726 (+17)
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 80 (+1) Total Cases: 2,267 (+11)
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 18  (0) Total Cases: 615 (+4)
  • 24  (-1) hospitalized on Vancouver Island, 7 (0) in ICU

There were no new deaths in the region. 36 people have died since the pandemic began.


To date, 1,749,375 (+43,966) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 90,296 of which are second doses.

Appointments are now being made for people 58 and older, Indigenous people 18 and older, as well as people who have received a letter indicating they are clinically vulnerable.

Health authorities are contacting workplaces to arrange for workers to be vaccinated.


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At the time of this publication, 150,916,261 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,172,459 have died, and 128,313,464 have recovered.

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