The BC Ministry of Health reported 250 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 26th, for a total of 142,886 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
Vancouver Coastal Health: 84
Fraser Health: 109
Island Health: 9
Interior Health: 40
Northern Health: 8
There are currently 3,580 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
137,517 people who tested positive have recovered.
There are now a total of 296 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 97 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
Three new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,683.
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 96 active cases on the Island today.
Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:
- South Vancouver Island Active cases: 28 (-2) │Total Cases: 1,883
- Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 39 (+3)│ Total Cases: 2,429
- North Vancouver Island Active cases: 28 (+1)│Total Cases: 687
11 people remain in hospital with 3 in ICU.
There were no new deaths in the Island Health region.
40 people have died since the pandemic began
To date, 2,979,951 (+52,464) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 152,010 of which are second doses.
All remaining AstraZeneca vaccine is being held for dose-two booster immunizations.
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, 169,050,104 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,511,228 have died, and 150,686,102 have recovered.