Island Health records 31 new COVID-19 cases, one death – Daily COVID-19 update

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, provides an update on the COVID-19 pandemic in B.C. on April 29. || B.C. government photo
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Island Health reported 31 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 253. Of those, 93 are in the central island region, 140 are in the south island and 20 are in the north, according to Island Health. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) dashboard shows 21 people in hospital, including six in ICU. One new death was reported, bringing the total to 37.

B.C. reported 740 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths since yesterday. The province has 7,886 active cases, including 511 people hospitalized with the virus, 174 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC. 

The province has administered 1,786,722 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 90,642 of which are second doses, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

“This weekend, remember to follow the non-essential travel restrictions as we all continue to do our part to keep our loved ones and communities safe,” reads the statement.

Across B.C., 119,785 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 4,299 in Island Health. There are 11,727 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus.

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