Friday, 16 April, 2021

B.C. moves to Phase Three of COVID-19 immunization plan Tuesday

Online booking tool for COVID-19 vaccinations to open on Tuesday B.C. moves to Phase Three of COVID-19 immunization plan Tuesday
Cecil Davis | 06 April, 2021, 14:20

Indigenous people over the age of 18, and people who have received letters saying they are clinically extremely vulnerable, can also book online by going to the B.C. government's Get Vaccinated website here. We have seen too many cases of people travelling outside their health authority region and not using their layers of protection, leading to outbreaks and clusters in their home community.

The county has averaged about nine new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. Nationwide, there have now been more than one million cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

There have been 16,637 county residents who have recovered from the coronavirus with the 86 recoveries recorded Monday.

People aged 55 to 65 on the Lower Mainland continue to be eligible to book an appointment to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at a participating pharmacy near them.

Dix said the province has spent the past couple of weeks testing the system to be sure it's capable of handling a large volume of traffic when it goes live, and he's "hopeful" it won't crash.

To date, almost 770,000 eligible British Columbians - or one in six - have received their first dose of vaccine, and more than 87,000 have received their second dose.

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Sites across the state administered almost 250,000 vaccines in the past 24 hours, according to Cuomo. There has been 24 per cent increase in HCWs database in the past few days.

The provincial health officer released figures on Monday showing a jump of nearly 1,000 active cases of the disease each day over the past few days, with 8,490 people now sick. That includes 2,771 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant associated with the United Kingdom, 737 cases of the P.1 variant associated with Brazil, and 51 cases of the B.1.351 variant associated with South Africa.

"The variants are not dissimilar to the rest of COVID-19".

Please note that some data are not available over the long weekend, including data on variants and hospitalizations.

"Let's be clear, there's a lot of people in hospital, a lot of people in critical care", Dix said. There are 704 COVID-19 patients in hospitals in Monday's report, compared to 621 patients on Monday, March 29.

"I'm not one bit happy about where we are at now", Dix said.

It has been a week since B.C. announced temporary restrictions on indoor dining and indoor group fitness intended as a "circuit breaker" to stop the spread.