No new COVID-19 deaths as BC health officials report 799 new cases

Apr 27 2021, 4:56 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 799 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 127,048.

In a joint written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that broken down by health region, this equates to 121 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 534 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 28 in the Island Health region, 96 in the Interior Health region, 16 in the Northern Health region, and four new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

There are 8,089 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 11,792 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 500 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 164 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, and the provincial total remains at 1,571.

There are currently 3,766 confirmed COVID-19 cases that are variants of concern in the province. Additional whole genome sequencing has not been completed since the last report. Of the total cases, 266 are active and the remaining people have recovered. This includes 2,837 cases of the B.1.1.7 (UK) variant, 51 cases of the B.1.3.5.1 (South Africa) variant and 878 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.

To date, 1,671,128 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 89,457 of which are second doses.

A total of 117,150 people who tested positive for the virus have now recovered.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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