British Columbia reports 1,079 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths in 72 hours as hospitalizations increase – .

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B.C. COVID-19 cases continue to rise as province registers 150 new infections – .


British Columbia has recorded 1,079 new cases of COVID-19 in the past three days, as well as five additional deaths.

There were 422 new cases from Friday to Saturday, marking the third day in a row that the number of cases exceeded 400. From Saturday to Sunday, there were 364 cases, while 293 cases were reported from Sunday to Monday.

More than half of the new cases were in the Interior Health Region, which recorded 587 infections in 72 hours.

Of the remaining new cases, 258 were in Fraser Health Region, 142 in Coastal Vancouver Health Region, 30 in Northern Health Region and 62 in Island Health Region.









COVID-19: British Columbia reduces vaccination interval to 28 days

COVID-19: British Columbia reduces vaccination interval to 28 days

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 rose sharply to 68, an increase of 16 from Friday. The number of patients in intensive care has dropped from two to 20.

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The five deaths – four in the Interior Health Region and one in Northern Health – bring the provincial death toll from COVID-19 to 1,777.

There are now 3,036 active cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia

The province said 82 percent of eligible people 12 and older received their first dose of the vaccine, while 70.3 percent received two doses.

Earlier today, BC’s top doctor said the province was reducing the interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses from 49 days to 28 days.

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Provincial health worker Dr Bonnie Henry said invitations would be sent to around 170,000 people in the coming days.

The announcement comes amid an increase in COVID-19 cases in the province, particularly in the central Okanagan. The interval between doses had already been reduced in this region in order to have residents vaccinated more quickly.


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New restrictions on gatherings, bars and restaurants amid Okanagan COVID-19 outbreak


New restrictions on gatherings, bars and restaurants amid Okanagan COVID-19 outbreak

Henry said the increase in the number of cases has been fueled by people between the ages of 20 and 40 who are not vaccinated or have only received a single dose.

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Health officials tightened restrictions in the central Okanagan on Friday, again limiting outdoor gatherings to 50 people while indoor events were reduced to an additional five people, plus those from the household.

Authorities have asked people who intend to visit the area to try to change their plans.

—With files from Simon Little and The Canadian Press

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