In a written statement, Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health administrator, and Minister of Health Adrian Dix said there were 3,953 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in British Columbia. There are now 292 people hospitalized with the disease, including 96 in intensive care. Overall, hospitalizations have dropped nearly 17% over the past week; while the number of intensive care patients fell by 27%.
“Today is a day closer to putting this pandemic behind us. It is the decisions that we are making now and that we continue to make in the days and weeks to come that will make all the difference in our efforts to continue to bring down the number of COVID-19, ”Henry and Dix said in the statement.
“On this holiday Monday, we are grateful for the determination and determination that British Columbians have shown. Their will to end this pandemic is immeasurable.
The provincial death toll from the disease now stands at 1,679 deaths out of 142,347 confirmed cases.
To date, 2,885,488 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to adults in British Columbia, including 147,144 seconds.
On Tuesday, British Columbia’s current restrictions on social gatherings, meals, group fitness and travel are set to expire and officials vowed to reveal more plans for the province to reopen. .
“As we look to tomorrow and announce the restart plan, we encourage everyone to stay the course today. Until tomorrow’s announcement, there are no changes for individuals or businesses, ”said Henry and Dix.
“As we enjoy the last day of this long weekend, let’s remember to stay local and be kind to each other. Have a safe and enjoyable vacation on Monday. ”