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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
April 5, 2022
Ministry of Health
COVID-19 daily update

VICTORIA – As of Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 90.9% (4,529,972) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.4% (4,358,529) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.5% (4,333,166) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91.1% (4,222,894) received their second dose and 57.8% (2,677,473) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.8% (4,058,015) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.5% (3,957,889) received their second dose and 59.5% (2,573,327) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 258 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 357,758 cases in the province.

Note: The numbers of total and new cases are provisional and will be updated when verified in the weekly report starting Thursday, April 7, 2022.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 76
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 37
  • Interior Health: 85
  • Northern Health: 11
  • Island Health: 49
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 334 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 35 are in intensive care.

Note: An update on number of deaths related to COVID-19 will be provided on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

There have been two new health-care facility outbreaks at Overlander (Interior Health) and Cowichan District Hospital (Island Health), for a total of 12 facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Monashee Mews, Parkview Place, Overlander (Interior Health)
    • The Heights at Mt. View, Selkirk Seniors Village, Amica Douglas House, Acacia Ty Mawr, Sunridge Place Seniors and Ayre Manor (Island Health)
  • acute care:
    • Surrey Memorial Hospital, Burnaby Hospital (Fraser Health) and Cowichan District Hospital (Island Health)
  • assisted or independent living:
    • none

As of April 5, people not vaccinated accounted for 12% of the B.C. population, while they account for 17% of COVID-19 critical care patients in hospital.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,508,767 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For the April 5, 2022, announcement on B.C.’s next steps in COVID-19 response, visit:

For information on when to get a COVID-19 test:

For information on COVID-19 treatments, including Paxlovid:

For information on booster doses, visit:

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children:

For information on a third dose for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, visit:

To learn about how B.C. counts its daily COVID-19 cases in hospitals, visit:

To learn about the BC Vaccine Card and how to access yours, visit:

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard: or:

For the provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, visit:

For guidance on restrictions, visit:

The latest updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: 
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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