Dr. Bonnie Henry (Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 697 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 4th.

There have been 132,353 cases of COVID-19 reported in BC since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 142
Fraser Health: 456
Island Health: 19
Interior Health: 65
Northern Health: 14
Resident outside Canada: 1

There are currently 7,161 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

10,961 people are under public health monitoring and a further 123,383 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 486 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 173 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

1 new person has died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll at 1,597.


The outbreaks at Cottonwoods Care Centre and Mount St. Mary Hospital are now over.

There are currently 8 outbreaks in long-term care and assisted-living facilities and 7 outbreaks in acute-care facilities.

More COVID-19 coverage from Victoria Buzz, including local exposures and outbreaks.

Island Health

Island Health reported 19 new cases and 203 active cases on the island today.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 102 (-9) Total Cases: 1,774 (+8)
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 79 (-4) Total Cases: 2,314 (+6)
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 22 (+4) Total Cases: 630 (+5)

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, 1,910,162 (+32,832) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 92,244, of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 154,900,066 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,239,053 have died, and 132,266,172 have recovered.

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