Victoria, B.C. – (WNews) – B.C.’s soaring number of new COVID-19 cases is continuing, with the province recording a record of 1,018 on April 2 and then breaking that record by detecting 1,072 cases in the past 24 hours. No new deaths were reported in the statement released by the province
This brings the province’s total number of cases 102,970 since health officials identified the first case in January, 2020.
Here is the breakdown of where the 2,090 infections detected in the past two days reside, by health region:
• 709 in Vancouver Coastal Health (33.9%);
• 1,052 in Fraser Health (50.3%);
• 147 in Island Health (7%);
• 149 in Interior Health (7.1%);
• 33 in Northern Health (1.6%); and
• no people who reside outside Canada.
Some good news is that the province has been vaccinating record numbers of new people. Health officials administered 69,152 doses of vaccine to 69,091 people, with 61 others getting needed second doses.
That translates into an average of 34,545.5 peple per day. The province’s previous record high for the number of people vaccinated in a day was on March 31, when 31,855 people received their first dose of vaccine and 32 others recieved second doses.
In total, 769,345 British Columbians have received doses of vaccine, with 87,455 of them receiving two doses.
The B.C. government did not provide in its rare Saturday data update much of the information that it regularly provides on weekdays.
For example, it did not say how many British Columbians are fighting the virus in hospitals, although it said there are 90 people in intensive care units with the virus.
It also did not provide an update on the number of people who have been infected with variants of concern, which are thought to spread more easily.
Dr. Bonnie Henry has advised against non-essential travel outside their health region. The following statement was included by Dr. Bonnie Henry.
“An important reminder for everyone is that we should not be travelling outside our community or health authority for vacation or recreation right now. Consider day trips only or staying overnight in a local campground or hotel. We have seen too many cases of people travelling outside their health authority region and not using their layers of protection, leading to outbreaks and clusters in their home community.
“These outbreaks are avoidable, and right now we must stay within our local region — for the safety of your community and for others.”
25249 (+709) cases to date in the Vancouver Coastal Health region
59210 (+1052) in the Fraser Health region
8736 (+149) in the Interior Health region
3524 (+147) in the Island Health region
6076 (+33) in the Northern Health region
175 (+0) of people who reside outside of Canada
90 (+11) ICU
856801 (+69252) vaccine doses administered
87455 (+61) of which are second doses