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IN DEPTH:COVID-19: Here are all British Columbia cases of the novel coronavirus
LATEST NEWS on COVID-19 in British Columbia
3 p.m. – Health officials announce 911 new cases, 11 deaths
British Columbia health officials confirmed 911 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, another one-day high.
Eleven other people have died, bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths in British Columbia to 395.
10:30 a.m. – Masks are now mandatory while waiting for transit at sheltered stations in Metro Vancouver
TransLink says customers are now required to wear masks while awaiting transit through Metro Vancouver due to new COVID-19 provincial health orders.
The transport company reminds people that they must wear masks on all public transport vehicles. They are now required in any covered or sheltered location where people board or wait for public transit, including stations, platforms, bus stops, bus loops, and bus interchanges.
00:00 – Health officials confirm 887 new cases, 13 deaths
British Columbia health officials on Thursday announced 887 more cases of COVID-19 in the province and 13 new deaths.
The updated figures bring the total number of confirmed cases in British Columbia to just under 30,000 at 29,973. The total number of deaths has dropped to 384.
12:00 p.m. – COVID-19 vaccines to be rolled out to priority groups in early 2021
A senior public health official said Thursday that priority groups in Canada are expected to start receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccine early next year.
“There has been a lot of preparation behind the scenes to ensure that Canada is in a good position to obtain COVID-19 vaccines and, building on our well-established systems, to provide access to all Canadians who want them. one in 2021, ”Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr Howard Njoo told reporters.