The BC Ministry of Health reported 722 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, May 7th for a total of 134,341 cases of COVID-19 reported in BC since the pandemic began.
New cases were reported in these health regions:
Vancouver Coastal Health: 115
Fraser Health: 523
Island Health: 20
Interior Health: 38
Northern Health: 26
There are currently 6,757 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
125,799 people who tested positive have recovered.
There are now a total of 445 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 157 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.
7 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,602.
There have been no new outbreaks reported today.
There are currently 4 outbreaks in long-term care and assisted-living facilities and 3 outbreaks in acute-care facilities.
More COVID-19 coverage from Victoria Buzz, including local exposures and outbreaks.
Island Health reported 16 new cases and 180 active cases on the island today.
Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:
- South Vancouver Island Active cases: 84 (-9) Total Cases: 1,804 (+5)
- Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 75 (+1) Total Cases: 2,330 (+8)
- North Vancouver Island Active cases: 21 (+1) Total Cases: 637 (+3)
15 people remain in hospital with 4 in ICU.
There was no new deaths in the Island Health region.
38 people have died since the pandemic began.
To date, 2,042,442 (+46,946) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 99,461 of which are second doses.
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, 157,370,898 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,279,087 have died, and 134,664,965 have recovered.