Of the 20 people who died, 15 were people aged 70 or over. Two people in their 50s and two in their 40s also died from the disease.
“People have died in all health authorities across the province,” said BC Health Minister Adrian Dix. “Eight for Fraser Health, five for Interior Health, one for Vancouver Island Health, one for Northern Health and five for Vancouver Coastal Health.”
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The province recorded 1,759 cases over the weekend, for an average of less than 600 per day. More than two-thirds of the new cases involved the Fraser Health Authority. While the average number of cases per day shows signs of decline, Henry says hospitalizations remain high and restrictions won’t be lifted until those numbers go down.
There are currently 415 people hospitalized for COVID-19, including 150 in intensive care.
As BC’s immunization schedule moves forward, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health administrator, said Monday that 2,159,103 doses have been administered so far, of which 106,058 are second doses.
Dix says British Columbia expects to receive nearly a million additional doses of Pfizer and Moderna combined vaccines by the end of May.
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The province is currently contact people aged 43 and over who have enrolled in the age-based program to make immunization appointments. It is expected to extend to people aged 40 and over on Tuesday.
Provincial health administrator Dr. Bonnie Henry says that while nearly 2.4 million people are signed up for the vaccine, some people who thought they were already in the system may not be.
“Our registration system has names, but not necessarily contact details, so we do outreach. A large number of people in long term care and many First Nations communities who have been vaccinated by the communities, you will be contacted, ”she said.
“We are going back to long-term care homes and providing second doses. These things have started now that we reach this point. We started at 13 weeks versus 16 weeks to make sure we can get those second doses before 16 weeks. “
Henry says anyone who hasn’t signed up to get their second shot should do it as soon as possible.
Vaccines in high transmission neighborhoods
Special clinics have been set up in communities deemed to be at high risk. Residents of these neighborhoods who are 30 years of age or older (born in 1991 or earlier) can register for the vaccine.
In Vancouver, the following have been identified as “high transmission neighborhoods”:
- Cottage Cedar,
- Grandview Woodland,
- Sunrise in Hastings
- Victoria Fraserview
In the Fraser Health Region, residents of the following regions are eligible:
- Abbotsford Rural
- Burnaby South East
- Burnaby South West
- Centre d’Abbotsford
- East Abbotsford
- East Newton
- Delta Nord
- North Surrey
- Port Coquitlam
- Canton de South Langley
- South Mission
- West Abbotsford
- West Newton
Other communities in Vancouver Coastal Health:
- Brittania Beach
- Pinecrest domains
In the health regions of the Interior and the North, adults over 18 and over 30 also have priority:
- Dawson Creek (18 years and over)
- Fort Nelson Population Center (18+)
- Fort St. John (18 years and over)
- Fort St.James Nord (18+)
- Golden (18+)
- Rutland (30+)
- Summerland (30+)