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The BC Ministry of Health reported 185 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 28th.

There have been 149,444 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 26
  • Fraser Health: 35
  • Island Health: 8
  • Interior Health: 113
  • Northern Health: 2
  • Resident outside Canada: 1

There are currently 909 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

146,756 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 47 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 20 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

3 new people have died from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll 1,771.


There are currently 2 outbreaks in long-term care (Holyrood Manor in Fraser Health and Nelson Jubilee Manor in Interior Health).

Island Health:

Island Health reported 8 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 38 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 27 │Total Cases: 2023
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 10 │ Total Cases: 2503
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 1 │Total Cases: 711

1 person remains in hospital with 0 in ICU. 

There have been no new deaths in the Island Health region today, and a total of 41 deaths on Vancouver Island.


80.9% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 63.2% have received their second dose.

In addition, 81.8% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 66.1% have received their second dose.

To date, 6,685,982 (+48,741) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 2,931,128 (+43,398) of which are second doses.

See also: Unvaccinated Canadians make up almost 90% of newly reported COVID-19 cases across the country

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At the time of this publication, 196,450,653 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,198,948 have died, and 177,908,521 have recovered.

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