Island Health records 32 new COVID-19 infections – Daily COVID-19 update

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in B.C. on April 26, 2021. || B.C. government photo
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Island Health reported 32 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 269. Of those, 79 are in the central island region, 172 are in the south island and 18 are in the north, according to Island Health. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) dashboard shows 25 people in hospital, including seven in ICU. One new death was reported, making the total 36. The outbreak at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital was declared over by Island Health today.

B.C. reported 841 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths since yesterday. There are now 8,009 active cases, including 515 people hospitalized with the virus, 171 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC. 

The province has administered 1,705,409 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 89,725 of which are second doses, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

Starting tomorrow, people 58 and up can book vaccine appointments, according to the province.

“Each week, more and more vaccine is arriving in our province, and with each person who gets their vaccine, we are all a little safer,” reads the statement.

Across B.C., 118,057 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 4,239 in Island Health. There are 11,657 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus.

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