While many have been focused on the current COVID-19 health crisis, over 400 people on Vancouver Island may have been preoccupied with something else over the last few weeks.
A total of 434 babies were born in the Island Health region in April, according to the health authority.
Of those bundles of joy, 226 babies were born at Victoria General Hospital last month. The Nanaimo Regional Hospital saw 96 babies born while the North Island Hospital Comox Valley saw 37.
Thirty-four babies were born at the Cowichan District Hospital, 26 were born at the North Island Hospital Campbell River and 15 were born at West Coast General.
“Congratulations to all those people celebrating their expanded family,” Island Health said in a tweet on Saturday (May 16). “We are so happy for you!”
BABIES!! A total of 434 fresh bundles of love were born in our health region in April. Congratulations to all those people celebrating their expanded family, we are so happy for you! 👶🎉 pic.twitter.com/1OJLc7ClWx
— Island Health (@VanIslandHealth) May 15, 2020