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

The BC Ministry of Health reported 600 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 12th for a total of 137,223 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 150
Fraser Health: 394
Island Health: 8
Interior Health: 39
Northern Health: 9

There are currently 5,887 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

129,524 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 423 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 141 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 1,625.

Outbreaks

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

*There is a discrepancy in numbers from Island Health from yesterday and today*

Island Health reported 13 new cases on the island today and 144 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 72 Total Cases: 1,841
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 50  Total Cases: 2,356
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 22  Total Cases: 651

18 people remain in hospital with 3 in ICU.

There were no new deaths in the Island Health region.

39 people have died since the pandemic began.

Vaccinations

AstraZeneca vaccine for dose-two booster immunizations has been paused.

Existing pharmacy bookings will proceed, but no additional appointments will be accepted at this time.

To date, 2,277,318 (+57,462) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 115,295 of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 160,987,642 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,342,839 have died, and 138,732,401 have recovered.

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