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The BC Ministry of Health reported 258 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 5th.

There have been 357,758 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 37
  • Fraser Health: 76
  • Island Health: 49
  • Interior Health: 85
  • Northern Health: 11
  • Resident outside Canada: zero

There are now a total of 334 people in hospital with COVID-19, 35 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

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BC health officials say an update on the number of deaths related to COVID-19 will be provided this Thursday, April 7th.

Outbreaks

There have been two new healthcare facility outbreaks at Overlander (Interior Health) and Cowichan District Hospital (Island Health acute care).

There are a total of 12 ongoing healthcare outbreaks in the province, including six in long-term care in Island Health at The Heights at Mt. View, Selkirk Seniors Village, Amica Douglas House, Acacia Ty Mawr, Sunridge Place and Ayre Manor.

Vaccinations

As of Tuesday, April 5th:

  • 11,508,767 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC.
  • 93.5% of eligible people 12 and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 91.1% have received their second dose.
  • 93.8% of all eligible adults in BC have received their first dose, and 91.5% have received their second dose.

You can view the worldwide stats here.

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