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COVID-19 cases continue downward trend in B.C.

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:45 PDT, Wed May 5, 2021

For the first time since March 21, new COVID-19 cases in B.C. numbered less than 600. 

B.C. health authorities reported 572 new cases today, bringing the province’s cumulative total to 132,925 cases since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases, 118 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 362 in the Fraser Health region, 22 in the Island Health region, 57 in the Interior Health region and 13 in the Northern Health region.

There are 6,877 active cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and 481 of those people are hospitalized, 161 of whom are in intensive care. The number of people under public health monitoring is not available today due to incomplete data.

To date, 1,943,230 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C.; 93,656 of which are second doses.

There were no new virus-related deaths reported today. The total number of deaths was adjusted to 1,594 due to a data correction.

Health authorities declared two healthcare facility outbreaks over. Active outbreaks continue at four long-term care, assisted living and independent living facilities and three acute care facilities.

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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