Even the Mumbai Circle - comprising Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad districts - recorded a massive fall in new cases from 14,296 on Sunday to 9,683 now, taking up the tally to 13,25,582, while 130 more deaths, the toll shot up to 22,755.
Henry noted a coroners report has now confirmed COVID-19 as the cause of death for an infant from Interior Health, making the infant the youngest person in B.C.to die of the virus.
The province has now identified a total of 126,249 coronavirus infections and suffered 1,571 related fatalities since the start of the pandemic.
Two children under the age of 2 have now died of COVID-19 in B.C.
While the province's daily case counts remain high, B.C.'s epidemiological curve has been bending back downward in recent days.
"The family has been notified, and Interior Health is working with them", provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said today, April 26.
Since we last reported, we have had 466 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,632 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 82 in the Island Health region, 206 in the Interior Health region, 104 in the Northern Health region and one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada.
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"As always, our condolences and our thoughts go out to the families who have lost a loved one to this pandemic", said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
A total of 116,241 people who tested positive have now recovered, and to date, 1,635,372 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province, 89,035 of which are second doses. With this, Gujarat's case recovery rate has gone down to 74.93 per cent.
There are 8,199 active cases now in the province, with 484 individuals now hospitalized with COVID-19, 158 of whom are in intensive care.
He said the state government had set up jumbo treatment facilities, ramped up testing and ensured effective home isolation to tackle the second wave of the infection, which was "unprecedented and four times stronger than the first one".
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people are being vaccinated per day.
"All of us should celebrate every vaccine dose given", she said. "We all, right now, need to continue to do those things that prevent transmission of the virus". "When we are immunized we protect not just ourselves but our coworkers, families and our communities".