Fraser Health accounts for 75% of new cases reported on Tuesday – fr

Fraser Health accounts for 75% of new cases reported on Tuesday – fr

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Fraser Health accounted for three-quarters of all COVID-19 cases reported on Tuesday – despite its basin serving 35% of British Columbia’s population.

Provincial health worker Dr Bonnie Henry said 285 of the 411 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the past day were reported to Fraser Health.

Vancouver Coastal Health – which cares for 25% of British Columbia’s population – accounted for less than 10% of cases on Tuesday, with 37.

The seven-day average daily number of cases in British Columbia continues to decline, with Fraser Health holding pop-up 1,000-dose clinics in hard-hit areas like northwest Surrey.

Henry said there are 4,890 active cases of the disease in British Columbia and that there have been two new deaths – bringing that total to 1,650. The number of active cases continues to decline. There were 360 ​​COVID patients treated in hospital, including 127 in intensive care.

Henry has reported a new outbreak of COVID-19 – at Cherington Place nursing home in Surrey – causing six active outbreaks in healthcare facilities.

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As of Monday, 2,566,936 doses of vaccine were administered in British Columbia, of which 131,837 are secondary doses.

All British Columbians aged 12 and over are eligible for a vaccination, and those aged 18 and over can schedule an appointment. Parents of 12-18 year olds should be able to book later this week.

“The first doses are well underway and the second doses will be coming soon,” Henry said. “With a large and steady supply of vaccine and the assurance that most people get their first dose, we will be able to see how we might be able to speed up the administration of second doses. We are watching this closely and will have more to share in early June. “

Henry promised that all British Columbians will be able to receive their second dose within four months of the first.

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