COVID-19 hospitalizations in BC top 500 as 1,006 new cases reported

Apr 22 2021, 1:20 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 1,006 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 122,757.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that broken down by specific health region, this equates to 241 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 600 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 37 in the Island Health region, 83 in the Interior Health region, 42 in the Northern Health region, and three new cases in individuals who normally reside outside of Canada.

Currently, 502 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 161 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been four new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,550 deaths in British Columbia.

To date, 1,500,430 vaccines have been administered in the province, 88,475 of which are second doses.

Henry said further details on recoveries and cases will be released later today.

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