PHC News + COVID-19 Update: April 30, 2021
“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.”
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health
For Friday, April 30: 740 new cases of COVID-19 were announced, for a total of 129,482 cases in British Columbia.
- Active cases: 7,886
- Currently hospitalized: 511
- Intensive care: 174
- There has been 4 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,581 deaths in British Columbia.
Since the last report, new cases by health authority region:
- Northern Health – 22
- Interior Health – 92
- Island Health – 32
- Fraser Health – 431
- Vancouver Coastal – 163
- In B.C., 1,786,722 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 90,642 of which are second doses.
- Vaccine data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
- Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.
Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||671||7,327||131,656 (122,518 recovered)|
|Deaths||15 (three days)||1,596|
(within the last 24 hours)
|*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive|
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