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The BC Ministry of Health reported 1,360 new cases of COVID-19 for a three-day period on Monday, May 17th.

There have been a total of 139,664 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Cases Day-to-Day: 

Friday to Saturday: 443
Saturday to Sunday: 493
Sunday to Monday: 424

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 291
Fraser Health: 861
Island Health: 36
Interior Health: 126
Northern Health: 47

There are currently 5,021 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

130,953 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 350 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 132 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

14 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,648.


There are no new outbreaks to report.

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

Island Health reported 34 new cases on the island today and 126 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 48 (-18) Total Cases: 1,856
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 56 (-6) Total Cases: 2,388
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 28 (+1) Total Cases: 665

13 people remain in hospital with 4 in ICU.

There were no new deaths in the Island Health region.

39 people have died since the pandemic began.


As of last week, 2,393,265 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in BC.

As of today, 124,880 second doses have been administered.

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At the time of this publication, 164,189,004 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,401,990 have died, and 142,864,728 have recovered.

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