British Columbia reports 641 new cases of COVID-19 as province reintroduces mandatory mask policy – .

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Another 641 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in British Columbia on Tuesday, hours after the province reintroduced public health measures requiring people to wear masks in all indoor public spaces.

Of the new cases, 273 were in the Interior Health Region. 125 cases were in the Vancouver Coastal Health area, 149 in the Fraser Health area, 53 in Island Health and 39 in Northern Health. Two cases involved people residing outside of Canada.









British Columbia Reinstates Mask Mandate Across Province

British Columbia Reinstates Mask Mandate Across Province

No new deaths have been reported, leaving the death toll from COVID-19 in British Columbia at 1,801.

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The number of people hospitalized with the disease has risen to 138. Of these patients, 78 are in intensive or acute care.

There are now 5,357 active cases of the disease in the province, an increase of just over 300 from Monday when health officials announced more than 1,700 new cases in a 72-hour period.








British Columbia prepares to roll out vaccination card


British Columbia prepares to roll out vaccination card

Just over 75 percent of eligible BC residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry said that number must be higher because the Delta variant increases the number of cases, which puts those who are not vaccinated at a greater risk of contracting the virus.

From Aug. 9 to 22, people who were not fully vaccinated accounted for 83.4% of cases and 85.6% of hospitalizations, the province said.

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British Columbia prepares to roll out vaccination card


British Columbia prepares to roll out vaccination card

Earlier today, the British Columbia government announced it would once again require people to wear masks in indoor public spaces across the province.

The order will also extend to students in 4th grade and above at the start of the school year.

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Henry says the order will be reassessed in mid-October when the province fully implements a card showing proof of vaccination for those entering restaurants, theaters and events.

– With files from Richard Zussman and The Canadian Press

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