Since Friday, there have been 2,518 more diagnosed COVID-19 cases in B.C. (If you’re looking for a benchmark, here’s the news from one year ago today.)
- Period ending Saturday: 936
- Period ending Sunday: 805
- Period ending Monday: 774
- Total cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 98,165. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 816 new cases
- Fraser Health: 1280 new cases
- Island Health: 142 new cases
- Interior Health: 156 new cases
- Northern Health: 121 new cases
- Active cases: ? (previously 6,245)
- Hospitalized cases: 299 (previously 294)
- Intensive care: 79 (previously 81)
- 6 new deaths (total 1,455)
To date, 699,092 (was 637,856) doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 87,289 of which are second doses.
Island Health Vaccination information
Only call in at 1-833-348-4787, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, when you’re eligible. If you miss your initial age-based window, you can call anytime after you become eligible. Eligibility is now for anyone 85 and older, or Indigenous 65 and older.
From today’s statement
Premier John Horgan opened today’s call with a plea to those in their 20’s to 39 who are not doing their job. He did acknowledge that those who regularly tune into the updates are doing their part, but others are not.
“Do not blow this for the rest of us,” he pleaded, adding that for now, we need to curtail social activities. Today’s number, he said, exceeds the numbers at the peak of the second wave.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry stated a number of new orders to act as a circuit breaker for the transmission of COVID-19. In brief, they are as follows (for the next three weeks starting midnight tonight until at least April 19, 2021):
- No indoor dining at restaurants. Patios can stay open and deliveries and pickup can continue, but indoor dining is no longer permitted for the next three weeks. Restaurants serving only appetizers must close.
- Indoor fitness classes for adults are no longer allowed. Local outdoor team practices for youth can continue. Outdoor fitness group activities can continue.
- Indoor worship, which has recently been reinstated to a small degree, is also suspended.
- The Whistler/Blackcomb ski resort is closed, and that comes with a special plea for everyone in the province to stop traveling to other communities.
- If you or your children are ill, stay home and get tested as soon as possible.
- If you can arrange to work from home, please do so.
- Hunker down. As much as you possibly can, stay at home. Do not travel to another community, stay as close to home as possible.
- Surrey schools are expanding their mask-wearing requirements
Dr. Henry closed by stating that people have to choose and stick to their 10 friends, and gather only outside.
“The miles are hardest when your closest to the finish,” noted Dr. Henry, adding that we are very close to the finish but not quite there yet.
Minister of Health Adrien Dix closed the announcement by stating that it’s “us and the vaccine against COVID-19.”
Watch today’s statement
Access the BC COVID-19 dashboard for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more:
Cases by Health Service Delivery Area
Click here (Updated weekly on Thursdays)
Previous provincial updates
- 1,205 new BC COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, April 15, 2021 (includes modelling)
- 1,168 new BC COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths, April 14, 2021
- 873 new BC COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, April 13, 2021
- 3,289 new BC COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths, April 12, 2021 (3 days)
- 1,262 new BC COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, April 9, 2021
- 1,293 new BC COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, April 8, 2021
- 997 new BC COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, April 7, 2021
- 1,068 new BC COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, April 6, 2021
- 1,889 new BC COVID-19 cases in the last two days, 23 death in the last four, as of April 5, 2021
- Two record days mean 2,090 new BC COVID-19 cases in BC, April 3, 2021
- 832 new BC COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths in BC, April 1, 2021
- With 1,013 new BC COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths in BC, March 31, 2021, BC surpasses 100,000 cases
- 840 new BC COVID-19 cases and no deaths in BC, March 30, 2021
- 2,518 new BC COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths in BC, March 29, 2021
- 908 new BC COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths in BC, March 26, 2021
- Yowza! 800 new BC COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths in BC, March 25, 2021
- 716 new BC COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths in BC, March 24, 2021
- 682 new BC COVID-19 cases and 1 death in BC, March 23, 2021
- 737 new BC COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths in BC, March 22, 2021 (3 days)
- Gah! 737 new BC COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths in BC, March 19, 2021
- 622 new BC COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths in BC, March 18, 2021
- Covid-19 vaccination update, March 18, 2021
- 498 new BC COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths in BC, March 17, 2021
- 556 new BC COVID-19 cases and 0 deaths in BC, March 16, 2021
- B.C’s first deployment of AstraZeneca vaccine in B.C.
- 1,506 new BC COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths in BC, March 15, 2021
- 648 new BC COVID-19 cases and 0 deaths in BC, March 12, 2021
- 569 new BC COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths in BC, March 11, 2021
- 531 new BC COVID-19 cases and 1 death in BC, March 10, 2021
- 550 new BC COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths in BC, March 9, 2021