Concern grows as more young people in British Columbia are hospitalized with COVID-19

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Concern grows as more young people in British Columbia are hospitalized with COVID-19


Health officials are increasingly concerned about the number of young people hospitalized with COVID-19.
A growing number of people in their 30s in the province are being admitted to hospital and even intensive care.

British Columbia Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry said the biggest problem was the spread of COVID in overcrowded workplaces and households.

Since young people are not eligible to receive the vaccine for some time, Henry said they are always at higher risk of contracting the virus.









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“It’s always, of course, is riskier with age,” Henry said Monday. “But as we protect more and more older people, we also see risks in younger people, and younger ones end up in intensive care and need intensive care for a longer period of time.

Henry also announced Monday that they are looking to boost vaccinations in Surrey, the region hardest hit by COVID-19.

“We’re looking at a whole lot of stuff around the highest risk communities and where Surrey is the highest in the province,” said Henry.

“We are looking at several different strategies, including immunizing people in the education system, but also targeting businesses and certain communities.”


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British Columbia recorded 1,785 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, as well as 16 deaths.

There were 556 cases from Friday to Saturday, 598 cases from Saturday to Sunday and 631 from Sunday to Monday.

The province has reported 166 new cases linked to the worrying variants of COVID-19. A total of 1,366 variant cases have been reported in British Columbia, of which 237 are active.

-With files from Jon Azpiri

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