Coronavirus update: 1,005 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC

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Coronavirus update: 1,005 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC
Coronavirus update: 1,005 new COVID-19 cases reported in BC

The BC Ministry of Health reported 1,005 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, April 16th.

There have been 117,080 cases since the pandemic began.

New cases were reported in these health regions:

Vancouver Coastal Health: 259

Fraser Health: 536
Island Health: 49
Interior Health: 110
Northern Health: 51

Active cases in BC have increased from 10,052 to 10,081.

15,877 people are under public health monitoring and 105,291 people who tested positive have recovered.

There are now a total of 425 people in hospital due to COVID-19, 127 of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

Six new people have died from COVID-related causes making the provincial death toll 1,530.

Outbreaks

There have been no new outbreaks reported.

There are currently 7 outbreaks in long-term care facilities and 5 outbreaks in acute-care facilities.

Outbreaks and other exposure events can be linked to from the BC Centre for Disease Control website.

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