The BC Ministry of Health reported 420 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, May 21st, for a total of 141,37 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
Vancouver Coastal Health: 84
Fraser Health: 240
Island Health: 7
Interior Health: 58
Northern Health: 31
There are currently 4,507 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
135,068 people who tested positive have recovered.
There are now a total of 319 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 107 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
6 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,667.
There are currently 3 outbreaks in long-term care and assisted-living facilities and 2 outbreaks in acute-care facilities.
More COVID-19 coverage from Victoria Buzz, including local exposures and outbreaks.
Island Health reported 112 active cases on the Island today.
Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:
- South Vancouver Island Active cases: 34 (-1)│Total Cases: 1,870
- Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 46 (-6) │ Total Cases: 2,410
- North Vancouver Island Active cases: 32 (-1)│Total Cases: 679
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
To date, 2,744,020 (+56,660) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 142,406 of which are second doses.
Some links include:
- Details on the latest provincial restrictions
- BCCDC information on how to get tested
- Support for mental health and wellbeing
At the time of this publication, 166,430,947 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,456,437 have died, and 147,201,396 have recovered.