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B.C. reports 694 new COVID-19 cases in province, one new death

On Thursday, British Columbia will cross the two-million mark for how many COVID-19 vaccines have been given to-date province-wide.
Dr Bonnie Henry gives an update on COVID-19 in B.C. from Surrey on May 6, 2021

British Columbia recorded 694 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the province in the last 24 hours, according to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. One of these cases was epidemiologically linked.

The new cases as of May 6, 2021 bring B.C.'s total to date to 133,619 COVID-19 cases.

The new cases break down by health authority as follows:

  • 153 Vancouver Coastal Health
  • 445 Fraser Health
  • 17 Island Health
  • 52 Interior Health
  • 27 Northern Health

There are 6,802 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. 

Dr. Henry reports there are 457 people hospitalized right now in B.C. with COVID-19, of which 154 are in critical care or ICU.

125,025 people to date have recovered from COVID-19.

There are four current active outbreaks in care facilities in the province; today there are no new outbreaks to report.

There has been one death in the last 24 hours in British Columbia, which occurred in the Interior Health authority region. 

The provincial death toll for COVID-19 to date is 1,595.

So far, 1,995,496 doses of all three COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in British Columbia. Nearly 100,000 of those are second doses. Henry says we will cross the milestone two-million immunizations given mark Thursday afternoon.

Editor's note: Dr. Henry indicated later in the press conference she misspoke when providing today's case count. The correct number is 694 and we have updated accordingly.