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

The BC Ministry of Health reported 572 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 5th.

There have been 132,925 cases of COVID-19 reported in BC since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 118
Fraser Health: 362
Island Health: 22
Interior Health: 57
Northern Health: 13

There are currently 6,877 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

10,961 people are under public health monitoring and a further 124,252 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 481 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 161 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

0 new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll at 1,597.


The outbreaks at Craigdarroch Care Home Acropolis Manor are now over.

There are currently 8 outbreaks in long-term care and assisted-living facilities and 7 outbreaks in acute-care facilities.

More COVID-19 coverage from Victoria Buzz, including local exposures and outbreaks.

Island Health

Island Health reported 20 new cases and 195 active cases on the island today.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 98 (-3) Total Cases: 1,790 (+16)
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 74 (-5) Total Cases: 2,316 (+2)
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 23 (+1) Total Cases: 632 (+2)

15 people remain in hospital with 5 in ICU.

There was no new deaths in the Island Health region.

38 people have died since the pandemic began.


The BC government has updated their vaccination program to include 12 to 17 years old, now that the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has been approved for use in this age group.

To date, 1,943,23 (+33,068) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 93,656, of which are second doses.

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At the time of this publication, 155,746,873 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 3,253,336 have died, and 133,055,424 have recovered.

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