PHC News + COVID Update: May 7, 2021
“Following all of the public health orders, staying small and local, and getting your vaccine is making a difference, so let’s all keep going this weekend, on Mother’s Day and in the days ahead.”
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health
- For Friday, May 7: 722 new cases were announced, for a total of 134,341 cases in British Columbia:
- Active cases: 6,757
- Currently hospitalized: 445
- Intensive care: 157
- There has been 7 new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 1,602 deaths in British Columbia.
- New cases by health authority region:
- Northern Health – 26
- Interior Health – 38
- Island Health – 20
- Fraser Health – 523
- Vancouver Coastal – 115
- In B.C., 2,042,442 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 99,461 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||558||1,759||136,100 (128,139 recovered)|
|Deaths||10 (three days)||1,622|
(within the last 24 hours)
|*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive|
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