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

The BC Ministry of Health reported 1,293 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, April 8th, for a total of 108,278 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 448
Fraser Health: 645
Island Health: 69
Interior Health: 80
Northern Health: 51

There are currently 9,184 active cases in BC.

15,203 people are under public health monitoring and 97,462 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 336 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 101 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 1,493.

Outbreaks

One new outbreak was reported at the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre in Vancouver General Hospital.

The outbreak at Ridge Meadows Hospital in Surrey has been declared over.

Four outbreaks remain in long-term care, and seven in acute care facilities.

Outbreaks and other exposure events can be linked to from the BC Centre for Disease Control website.


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Island Health

Island Health reported 68 new cases of COVID-19 today.

There are 504 of active cases on the island.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island –  Active cases: 271 (+10) │Total Cases: 1, 259 (+37)
  • Central Vancouver Island –Active cases: 201 (+7) │Total Cases: 2,006(+26)
  • North Vancouver Island – Active cases: 32 (+1)│ Total Cases: 539 (+4)

21 people remain in hospital with 7 in ICU.

There were no new deaths in the Island Health region.

31 people have died since the pandemic began.

Vaccinations and Variants

People aged 65+ and Indigenous peoples 18+ can now register for their vaccine appointment online, by phone, or in person.

To date, 995,001 (+48,905) doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C.

As of yesterday, there were 207 new confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in our province.

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

Of that 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, 134,330,322 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 2,908,608 have died, and 108,165,792 have recovered.

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