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The BC Ministry of Health reported 378 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, May 27th, for a total of 143,264 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 98
Fraser Health: 189
Island Health: 9
Interior Health: 68
Northern Health: 14

There are currently 3,543 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

137,929 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 286 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 88 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Seven new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,690.

Outbreaks

There are currently 3 outbreaks in long-term care and assisted-living facilities and 2 outbreaks in acute-care facilities.


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Island Health:

Island Health reported 92 active cases on the Island today.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 32 (+4) │Total Cases: 1,892
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 37 (-2)│ Total Cases: 2,432
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 23 (-5)│Total Cases: 688

11 people remain in hospital with 2 in ICU.

There were no new deaths in the Island Health region.

40 people have died since the pandemic began

Vaccinations

65.8% of adults 18+ have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination.

To date, 3,032,811 (+52,860) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 156,130 (+/-) of which are second doses.

BC health officials have confirmed that those who have gotten a first dose of Moderna, may receive a Pfizer as their second dose.

Due to the lack of shipments of Moderna it won’t always be possible to receive the same second dose.

BC health officials also announced that they will be decreasing the intervals between first doses and second doses from 13-16 weeks to 8 weeks for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) people and the age-based vaccination program.

Meaning, elders and CEV’s who have received a first dose will be able to book those second doses soon via text or email.

That process will begin today.

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At the time of this publication, 169,506,174 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,521,679 have died, and 151,187,181 have recovered.

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