411 cases, 2 more deaths recorded, BC health officials say – fr

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411 cases, 2 more deaths recorded, BC health officials say – fr


VANCOUVER – Another 411 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in British Columbia, health officials said Tuesday, continuing the province’s downward trend in the number of daily cases.

However, two more people have died, bringing the death toll in the province since the start of the pandemic to 1,650.

“Our condolences go out to the family, friends and caregivers of those who have died from COVID-19,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix in a joint statement.

The couple said in their statement that 4,890 cases of COVID-19 remain active in the province. Of this number, 360 people are currently hospitalized, an increase of 10 since Monday. However, COVID-19 patients in intensive care decreased slightly from 132 to 127.

A total of 133,383 people have recovered from the disease in British Columbia

Officials also announced a new outbreak at a healthcare facility in the Fraser Health area of ​​Cherington Place, Surrey.

In a separate statement released by Fraser Health, the health authority said a resident and staff member at the facility tested positive.

As of Tuesday, 2,566,936 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the province, officials said. Of these, 131,837 are second doses according to health officials.

“We invite all British Columbians aged 18 and over to join our team – the more than 2.5 million people who have received their vaccine or who have booked their appointments for days at. come. This is the team that is making a difference in the response to the BC pandemic, ”said Henry and Dix in their statement.

“The more people who get vaccinated, the safer we are, which is why we want to beat vaccination records in our province. Whether you are in northern British Columbia, the Okanagan, Vancouver Island or the Tri-Cities, the simple step of getting ourselves vaccinated will allow us to slowly begin to ease the restrictions we have in place. square. “

Dix and Henry said in their statement that the second doses “will be coming soon” thanks to the steady supply of vaccines arriving in British Columbia.

“We are monitoring (vaccine delivery) closely and will have more to share in early June,” they said.

“As we stay small and local this coming long weekend, are also incorporating registration, reservation or vaccination into our weekend plans. Together, through our efforts, we will put this pandemic behind us.

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