COVID update for April 15, 2021

COVID Update for Thursday, April 15, 2021

COVID update for North Vancouver Island and the Greater Campbell River area: While the rest of British Columbia reels under reports of COVID’s third wave, it still does not appear to more than touched North Vancouver Island. The number of active cases has risen slightly, to 37, as of late yesterday afternoon. 

Photo credit: The MV Aurora Explorer cruises toward the Seymour Narrows in the Discovery Passage by David Stanley via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

Update for North Vancouver Island

Island Health does not report any school exposures north of Qualicum.

According to statistics released yesterday,the number of active cases the Greater Campbell River are dropped to 4 during the epi-week ending on Saturday, April 10th.

Quadra Island’s whole island vaccination will begin on Monday, May 3, 2021.

Update for All Vancouver Island

As of Tuesday, April 13, the BC Centre Disease Control reported 32 active cases involving variants on Vancouver Island:

  • The ‘UK variant’ (B.1.1.7) – 19 cases
  • The ‘Brazil variant’ (P.1) – 11 cases
  • The South African variant (B.1. 351) – 2 cases

Island Health reported 470 active cases as of April 14th:

  • 37 in North Vancouver Island;
  • 180 in Central Vancouver Island and
  • 253 in South Vancouver Island.

The BC Centre for Disease reports a higher number: 537 active cases somewhere within Island Health, 19 people in hospitals and 6 in critical care.

(Island Health lists the names and addresses of 32 hospitals and health centres on its website.)

Possible restrictions coming

With the number of active cases across British Columbia getting close to 10,000, the province is discussing possible restrictions on  businesses social activities and travel. The current ban on indoor dining may be extended into May. 

Links of Interest

Top photo credit: Open Bay on, Quadra Island by Dale Simonson via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

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