The BC Ministry of Health reported 521 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 19th, for a total of 140,596 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
Vancouver Coastal Health: 77
Fraser Health: 335
Island Health: 18
Interior Health: 62
Northern Health: 29
There are currently 4,815 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
133,985 people who tested positive have recovered.
There are now a total of 340 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 118 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
8 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,658.
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 Breakdown:
The BCCDC reported 18 new cases on the island today.
South Vancouver Island: Active cases: 35 (-9) Total Cases: 1,864
Central Vancouver Island: Active cases: 55 (+7) Total Cases: 2,403
North Vancouver Island: Active cases: 30 (-3) Total Cases: 673
11 (-2) hospitalized on Vancouver Island, 3 (0) in ICU
Total deaths in Island Health Region: 40 (0)
To date, 2,632,907 (+65,971) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC.
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, 165,459,923 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,429,554 have died, and 144,435,075 have recovered.