BC announces record breaking number of COVID-19 cases | iNFOnews

Rodiano Bonacci
Aprile 4, 2021

A total of 90 people are now in intensive care in B.C., Dix and Henry said in their statement.

While health officials didn't provide a breakdown of how many Island cases were recorded from April 1 to 2 versus from April 2 to 3, the daily average over the two days was 73.5, well above the previous single-day record.

"In partnership with the BC Pharmacy Association, B.C. plans to expand the AstraZeneca vaccine program outside of the Lower Mainland by the end of next week to more communities throughout the province, including Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Parksville, Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Vernon and Victoria", Dix and Dr. Henry said.

"We are working hard to deliver an easy-to-use provincial booking system for all British Columbians and know everyone is eager to book their appointment, beginning next week", provincial health officer Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said in a joint statement. They come after B.C. broke its record for new daily cases several times in one week.

The very first case of COVID-19 in Canada was confirmed at Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on January 25.

Canada recorded 6,937 total cases on Saturday evening after British Columbia reported a two day total of 2,090 new cases of the novel coronavirus, according to CTVNews.ca's COVID-19 case tracker. On Friday, 1,018 new cases were recorded.

Saturday's update also pushed Canada over a significant milestone.

Instead, they recommend day trips and stay-cations.

With numbers continuing to shoot up, health officials urged people to stay close to home.

The province has administered enough first doses to cover roughly 15 per cent of the population. Of those doses, 769,346 were first doses and 87,455 were second doses.

Vaccine appointments are now open for seniors aged 72 and up, Indigenous people over the age of 18 and people that the province has deemed to be clinically extremely vulnerable. The AstraZeneca/COVISHEILD vaccine is also available to people between the ages of 55 and 65 on the Lower Mainland - B.C.'s highest transmission area.

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