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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.


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.


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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