(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 587 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, May 13th for a total of 137,810 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 126
Fraser Health: 365
Island Health: 21
Interior Health: 60
Northern Health: 15

There are currently 5,691 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

130,310 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 413 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 141 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

5 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,632.*

*Yesterday, BC health officials reported 1,625 total deaths.*


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.

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Island Health

Island Health reported 20 new cases on the island today and 153 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 69 (-3) Total Cases: 1,844 (+3)
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases:57 (+7) Total Cases: 2,368 (+12)
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 27 (+5) Total Cases: 655 (+4)

16 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.


To date, 2,335,513 (+58,105) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 119,691 of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 161,722,482 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,355,896 have died, and 139,488,499 have recovered.

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