BC tops 3,000 new COVID-19 cases in the province since Friday

13 Avril, 2021, 07:54 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • BC reports a surge in COVID hospitalizations and ICU patients, confirms 3,289 new cases over the weekend

"That includes staying home, staying in your immediate neighbourhood as much as possible". If you live in North Van, you should not be travelling to Langley or to Richmond.

"As always we think of those people who have loved ones who've succumbed to covid-19 and we know how challenging it can be to come together", she said. If you live in Penticton, you should not be going to Sun Peaks or Oliver or Kelowna right now. "We need to only do those types of travel if it's essential, and nothing more", she said. Meanwhile, 1,233 people are hospitalized in Maryland with COVID-19, seven fewer than the figure reported Sunday. Of that total, 87,744 were second doses. Henry said the resort community has continued to see transmission, "despite our ongoing efforts at outbreak management".

"Everybody will be able to get vaccine by June".

"Right now, every person that's immunized protects all of us".

"And knowing this, we need to chart our best path forward to manage this wave in British Columbia", Dr. Henry said, who noted about half of all active COVID cases in the province involve one of the cantagious variants of concern.

Monday, 15 more people were reported dead from the coronavirus.

On the vaccine front, more than 1.1 million doses have been administered in B.C.so far. By next Monday, people aged 40 and older will be offered a chance to register.

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As of Monday, anyone over the age of 55 can book a pharmacy vaccination appointment for the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Still, the county has been delivering vaccinations at a steadier pace in recent weeks as the availability of supplies has increased.

Since the online vaccine portal opened on April 6, 730,000 people have registered and 200,000 have booked their shot.

Health minister Adrian Dix said while overall hospital capacity to care for people suffering from the virus is manageable, he said several Lower Mainland hospitals are now near capacity.

Despite Ontario closing schools, Henry said she was not considering that option.

Henry announced two new outbreaks as well, at the Dufferin Care Centre and Sunset Manor, bringing the number of active outbreaks in the province's health-care system to 13.

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