COVID-19 hospitalizations in BC hit new high as 841 cases reported

Apr 28 2021, 3:40 pm

British Columbia health officials announced 841 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 127,889.

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 171 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 541 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 35 in the Island Health region, 74 in the Interior Health region, and 20 in the Northern Health region.

There are 8,009 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 11,657 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Of the active cases, 515 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 171 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

There have been five new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,576 deaths in British Columbia.

To date, 1,705,409 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 89,725 of which are second doses.

A total of 118,057 people who tested positive for the virus have now recovered.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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