The BC Ministry of Health reported 694 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, May 6th.
There have been 133,619 cases of COVID-19 reported in BC since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
Vancouver Coastal Health: 153
Fraser Health: 445
Island Health: 17
Interior Health: 52
Northern Health: 27
There are currently 6,802 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
125,055 people who tested positive have recovered.
There are now a total of 457 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 154 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
One new person has died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,595.*
*There is a discrepancy in BC health officials’ number of deaths this week.*
There have been no new outbreaks reported today.
There are currently 4 outbreaks in long-term care and assisted-living facilities and 3 outbreaks in acute-care facilities.
More COVID-19 coverage from Victoria Buzz, including local exposures and outbreaks.
Island Health reported 17 new cases and 187 active cases on the island today.
Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:
- South Vancouver Island Active cases: 93 (-5) Total Cases: 1,799 (+9)
- Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 74 (0) Total Cases: 2,322 (+6)
- North Vancouver Island Active cases: 20 (-3) Total Cases: 634 (+2)
15 people remain in hospital with 5 in ICU.
There was no new deaths in the Island Health region.
38 people have died since the pandemic began.
To date, 1,995,496 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 95,868, 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, 156,519,520 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,264,972 have died, and 133,885,971 have recovered.