Dr Bonnie Henry Colin Smith Takes Pics 2021
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The BC Ministry of Health reported 997 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, April 7th, for a total of 106,985 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 356
Fraser Health: 465
Island Health: 67
Interior Health: 91
Northern Health: 18

There are currently 8,728 active cases in BC.

14,602 people are under public health monitoring and 96,626 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 330 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 105 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Two new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll at 1,491.


There are no new active outbreaks.

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 68 new cases of COVID-19 today.

There are 486 of active cases on the island.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 261 (+5) │Total Cases: 1, 222 (+36)
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 194 (+12) │Total Cases: 1,979 (+27)
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 31 (+4)│ Total Cases: 535 (+5)

19 people remain in hospital with 6 in ICU.

There were no new deaths in the Island Health region.

31 people have died since the pandemic began.

Vaccinations and Variants

To date, 946,096 (+34,040) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 87,504 (+30) of which are second doses.

There were 207 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province.

Of the total number of 3,766 confirmed variant cases, 266 cases are active and the remaining people recovered.

Of the total, 2,837 cases were of the UK variant, 51 cases were of the South Africa variant, and 878 cases of the Brazil variant.

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At the time of this publication, 133,610,878 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,896,984 have died, and 107,757,681 have recovered.

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