(Dr. Bonnie Henry/Province of British Columbia Flickr)

The BC Ministry of Health reported 78 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 21st.

There have been 148,641 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 23
  • Fraser Health: 21
  • Island Health: 2
  • Interior Health: 31
  • Northern Health: 1

There are currently 729 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

146,142 people people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 48 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 16 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

There were no reports of deaths from COVID-related causes, making the provincial death toll at 1,763.


There is currently 1 outbreak in long-term care (Holyrood Manor in Fraser Health) and assisted-living facilities and 1 outbreak in acute-care facilities (Laurel Place at Surrey Memorial Hospital in Fraser Health).

Island Health:

Island Health reported 2 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region and 14 active cases.

Breakdown of cases on Vancouver Island:

  • South Vancouver Island  Active cases: 10 │Total Cases: 1998
  • Central Vancouver Island Active cases: 2 │ Total Cases: 2493
  • North Vancouver Island  Active cases: 2 │Total Cases: 709

1 people remain 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.


80.1% of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 55.6% have received their second dose.

In addition, 81.1% of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 59.0% have received their second dose.

To date, 6,297,149 (+63,493) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC; 2,577,909 (+58,223) of which are second doses.

Some links include:

At the time of this publication, 192,532,315 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded worldwide. 4,137,587 have died, and 175,113,397 have recovered.

Subscribe to the Victoria Buzz newsletter to receive the latest news, events and more directly to your inbox. Every day.