In a written statement, Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Minister of Health Adrian Dix said there are currently 1,119 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in British Columbia. The province now has an average of less than one death from the virus each day. A total of 109 people are hospitalized, including 41 in intensive care.
Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind peaks and declines in new cases, are down 19% from last Wednesday, when 134 people were hospitalized for the disease. Intensive care figures have remained stable over the past week.
“As cases continue to decline, we still have new cases of community transmission every day. That’s why whether you live in the North, on the Coast or in the interior, we strongly encourage everyone to get a full vaccine as soon as you are eligible, ”said Henry and Dix.
“When you get vaccinated, you will join 2.75 billion people around the world who are also doing their part to protect their loved ones and their communities. “
So far 4,570,153 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, including 1,051,910 second doses. The latest figures mean 24.3 percent of adults in British Columbia and 22.7 percent of people over the age of 12 received both doses.
There are two new outbreaks at Minoru Residence in Richmond and Hollyburn House in West Vancouver.
The provincial death toll from the disease is now 1,744 lives lost out of 147,271 cases confirmed to date.
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Henry said on Tuesday that British Columbia had seen a drop of about 80 percent in cases among those who had been fully immunized.
“Vaccination has been a game changer for us,” she said.
Across the province, anyone who has not yet registered for the vaccine is being encouraged by health officials to do so now.
British Columbians aged 12 and over can register in three ways:
The province aims for most people to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine eight weeks after their first.