PHC News + COVID-19 Update: April 27, 2021
“Whether you had your vaccine last month, or are booked for the days ahead, we remind everyone to continue to use all of your layers of protection, to stay small and stay local until we have COVID-19 where we want and need it to be.” - Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health
For Tuesday, April 27: 799 new cases of COVID-19 were announced, for a total of 127,048 cases in British Columbia.
- Active cases: 8,089
- Currently hospitalized: 500
- Intensive care: 164
- There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,571 deaths in British Columbia.
Since the last report, new cases by health authority region:
- Northern Health – 16
- Interior Health – 96
- Island Health – 28
- Fraser Health – 534
- Vancouver Coastal – 121
- In B.C., 1,671,128 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 89,457 of which are second doses.
- Vaccine data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
- Read Tuesday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.
- Find previous joint statements here.
Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||841||8,009||127,889 (118,057 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
|*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive|
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