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British Columbia health officials reported 289 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, marking the second day in a row – and only the second time in 2021 – that the province has posted a daily count of less than 300 cases.
As cases decline, vaccine numbers continue to rise in British Columbia
The province has now delivered 2,927,487 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to adults 18 years and older, including 148,580 seconds. Almost 65 percent of all adults in British Columbia – or nearly 60 percent of those 12 and older – have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
The good news came the same day Premier John Horgan announced the lifting of some COVID-19 restrictions and presented the plan to reopen the province.
“As cases continue to decline and vaccinations increase steadily, we move forward with determination, monitoring our progress to ensure we stay on track,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer of Colombia. -British, and BC Ministry of Health Adrian Dix, in a joint release.
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Only one death was recorded between Monday and Tuesday, bringing the death toll from COVID-19 in British Columbia to 1,680.
Since the start of the pandemic, 142,636 people in British Columbia have tested positive for COVID-19, of which 137,062 have recovered.
There are 3,782 active cases in the province, including 301 hospitalizations. There are 93 people with COVID-19 treated in intensive care, the lowest total since early April.
Also on Tuesday, Vancouver police revealed they hosted a weekend party at a downtown apartment where officers fined revelers more than $ 11,000 for allegedly breaking public health orders. prohibiting social gatherings inside a residence.
The VPD visited the suite at 1200 West Georgia around 1 a.m. Sunday after receiving several noise complaints.
After the host refused to open the door, the police returned with a search warrant and entered.
“We have made it very clear that we will not tolerate incidents where people willfully violate public health orders issued by the province,” said VPD Const. Tania Visintin. “When someone blatantly ignores the law and puts others at risk of contracting COVID-19, we will use our legal channels to hold them accountable.”
The party host was fined $ 2,300 for hosting a non-compliant event, while the other 16 revelers were fined $ 575 each for attending a non-compliant event.
“In addition, four speakers, a turntable and various cables were seized as evidence,” Visintin said.
– with a file from Tiffany Crawford
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