The case count continues to trend downward, meaning that the province’s circuit breaker restrictions are working. The severe cases continue to inch up, with hospital stays and people in ICU still on a slight increase. Today’s main message (see below the stats section) is to get vaccinated. The updated link list includes several new resources (also below).
Since yesterday, there have been 799 new cases. (If you’re looking for a benchmark, here’s the news from one year ago today.)
- The total of 127,048 cases in British Columbia to date. Of the new cases, the breakdown is as follows:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 121 new cases
- Fraser Health: 534 new cases
- Island Health: 28 new cases
- Interior Health: 96 new cases
- Northern Health: 16 new cases
- Active cases 8,089: (previously 8,199), with 11,792 (previously 12,608) people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
- Hospitalized cases: 500 (previously 484)
- Intensive care: 164 (previously 158)
- No new deaths (total 1,571)
- Recovered: 117,150
To date, 1,671,128 (was 1,635,372) first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 89,457 of which are second doses.
As of tomorrow anyone 18 years and older will be able eligible to register on the government website to get vaccinated. If you’re 40 and up, you can also contact your local pharmacy to register for the Astrazeneca vaccine.
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
“The first step for everyone is to register for their vaccine. Everyone in B.C. who is 18 years and older is now eligible to do so on the Get Vaccinated website.
“In our age-based program, anyone 59 and older can now take the next step of booking their appointment. We encourage you to do that right away. Our worker program continues with targeted clinics underway. This program will be further expanded as significantly more vaccine starts to arrive in our province next week.
“Health authorities are also using the available vaccine supply to target ‘hot spot’ communities that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 with dedicated clinics in many locations.
“Our limited AstraZeneca supply is being used in some of these ‘hot spots,’ as well as for our provincewide pharmacy program. Starting today, the AstraZeneca vaccine will be available to anyone 30 and older, starting with some of the ‘hot spot’ community clinics. As we receive enough AstraZeneca to add appointments at pharmacies, it will be made available to anyone in the province aged 30 and older.
“We know demand for the AstraZeneca vaccine is high in many areas. Unfortunately, available supply through pharmacies in some regions will continue to be limited until additional supplies come in.
“Whether you had your vaccine last month, or are booked for the days ahead, we remind everyone to continue to use all of your layers of protection, to stay small and stay local until we have COVID-19 where we want and need it to be.”
- Register for your vaccine via the province
- Find a pharmacy that is participating in the AstraZeneca rollout
- Island Health data
- School exposures
- See the latest Health Orders here
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
- 494 new BC COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, May 14, 2021
- 587 new BC COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, May 13, 2021
- 600 new BC COVID-19 cases, 1 death, May 12, 2021
- 515 new BC COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, May 11, 2021
- 1,759 new BC COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths, May 8-10, 2021 (three days)
- 722 new BC COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths, May 7, 2021
- 694 new BC COVID-19 cases, 1 death, May 6, 2021
- 572 new BC COVID-19 cases, no deaths, May 5, 2021
- 697 new BC COVID-19 cases, 1 death, May 4, 2021
- 2,174 new BC COVID-19 cases, 15 death, May 3, 2021
- 740 new BC COVID-19 cases, 4 death, April 30, 2021
- 874 new BC COVID-19 cases, 1 death, April 29, 2021
- 841 new BC COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, April 28, 2021
- 799 new BC COVID-19 cases, no deaths, April 27, 2021
- 2,491 new BC COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths, April 26, 2021
- 1,001 new BC COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths, April 23, 2021
- 1,006 new BC COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths, April 22, 2021
- 862 new BC COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths, April 20, 2021
- 849 new BC COVID-19 cases, 1 death, April 20, 2021
- 2,960 new BC COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths (sadly recording youngest death in BC), April 19, 2021
- 1,005 new BC COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths, April 16, 2021
- 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