B.C. reports fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

B.C. reports fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

B.C. reports fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

As more and more British Columbians are vaccinated, the daily count of new COVID-19 cases continues to drop.

19 of the new cases were discovered in Interior Health.

The progress recently paved the way for the government to loosen several of its COVID-19 restrictions, but provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix have stressed that the situation must continue to improve before more orders are lifted or relaxed.

A total of 2,327 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 infection since the pandemic began, while at least 500 have died. Of the active cases, 254 individuals are now hospitalized, 80 of whom are in intensive care. There are 14 people in hospital and eight in critical care.

Vaccinations were up slightly yesterday, with a total of 53,173 jabs in arms, with 41,905 of those doses going to unvaccinated people, while 11,268 others received a second dose of vaccine.

"Building on the plan for second doses of mRNA vaccines shared last week, this latest guidance will help inform the approach we take here in B.C".

Mr Martin said the recovery plan was created to "kick-start a jobs-led recovery and propel the economy forward to a more sustainable, digital and secure future".

Meanwhile, B.C. has recorded a third case of vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) - the rare blood clots linked to the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.

Henry kicked off Monday's press conference by addressing the news that the remains of up to 215 children are believed to have been found on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School.

A total of 3,303,334 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines have now been administered across the province, including 191,222 second doses.

Registration can be done online through the "Get Vaccinated" portal, by calling 1-833-838-2323, or in person at any Service B.C. location.

She said she was struggling to find the right way to express her horror and grief.

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