COVID-19 hospitalizations in British Columbia drop below 100 as province reports 84 new cases and 2 deaths – .

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COVID-19 hospitalizations in British Columbia drop below 100 as province reports 84 new cases and 2 deaths – .


British Columbia reported 84 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths in two days on Friday.

Forty-nine of those cases were Thursday and 35 Friday, bringing the seven-day average for new cases to 43.

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Of the new cases, 21 were in Vancouver Coastal Health Region, 36 in Fraser Health Region, 25 in Interior Health Region and two in Northern Health Region. There have been no new cases in the Island health region.

The number of active cases fell again to 729.

There were 99 people hospitalized, including 30 in critical or intensive care.









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More than 3.58 million British Columbians, representing 78.7% of adults and 69.8% of the total population of British Columbia, have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 1.52 million people – 35.2% of adults or 29.6% of the population of British Columbia – have received two doses.

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British Columbia has reported 147,705 cases since the start of the pandemic and 1,756 deaths.

British Columbia officially moved to Stage 3 of its COVID-19 restart plan on Thursday.


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British Columbia Takes Step 3 of COVID-19 Recovery Plan


British Columbia Takes Step 3 of COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Under the relaxed restrictions, masks remain recommended in indoor public places, but are no longer required.

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All restrictions are removed from personal indoor and outdoor social gatherings.

Gatherings held indoors can now include 50 people or 50 percent of the capacity of a building, while gatherings held outdoors can reach 5,000 people or 50 percent of the capacity.

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The same restrictions are in place for indoor and outdoor spectator sports, respectively.

Limits on religious gatherings have been removed and fairs, festivals and trade shows can resume with a communicable disease plan.

Restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs can resume normal service, but socializing between tables and dancing is prohibited.

Indoor fitness classes, gymnasiums and recreational facilities can also return to normal capacity.

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