British Columbia reports 600 new cases of COVID-19, vaccine reservations will open for people 30 and older on Wednesday – fr

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COVID cases in British Columbia jump again, to 722, as total number of deaths in province surpasses 1,600 – fr


British Columbia reported 600 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death on Wednesday, as it prepared to open vaccinations to anyone aged 30 and over.

It left British Columbia’s seven-day average for new cases at 613, a slight increase from Tuesday, when only 515 cases were reported.

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The number of British Columbians currently infected has fallen again to 5,887.

Of the new cases, 150 were in the Vancouver Coast Health Region, 394 in the Fraser Health Region, eight in the Island Health Region, 39 in the Inland Health Region and nine in the northern health region.

There were 423 people in the hospital, down from three overnight, while the number of intensive care patients remained stable at 141.









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British Columbia has administered a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to more than 2.16 million people, or nearly 42% of its total population.

“Later today, people 30 and older across the province will be able to reserve their vaccine,” health officials said in a written statement.

“SMS and email invitations will be sent out soon, so take two minutes to register. “

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The province also said it will keep its remaining AstraZeneca vaccine supply for second doses, given its “limited availability”.

“We are also awaiting the results of studies currently underway on the interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the advice of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization,” the statement said.

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“This will help determine our approach and options for the second doses.”

British Columbia has recorded a total of 137,223 cases since the start of the pandemic, while 1,625 people have died.


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