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Another 525 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in British Columbia, along with one death, provincial health officials said on Tuesday.

Of the new cases, 51 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health area, 187 in the Fraser Health area, 61 in Island Health, 147 in Interior Health and 79 in Northern Health.

The number of people hospitalized with the disease rose to 332, an increase of 25 from Monday. Of these patients, 155 are in intensive care, a decrease of one.

The lone death in the Vancouver Coastal Health Region brings the death toll from COVID-19 in British Columbia to 1,900.

There have been 180,171 cases in British Columbia since the start of the pandemic, of which 5,282 are active.

The province said the number of total cases and new cases is provisional due to a late data update and will be verified once confirmed.

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British Columbia health officials urge all pregnant and breastfeeding women to get COVID-19 vaccine

British Columbia health officials urge all pregnant and breastfeeding women to get COVID-19 vaccine

Eighty-seven percent of eligible British Columbians aged 12 and older received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 79.5% received two doses, the province said.

Earlier today, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry encouraged people who are pregnant, plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Henry said 40 pregnant women have received intensive care in the province in recent months and although this group of people have not been included in clinical trials, real evidence shows that vaccination prevents serious illness and hospitalization.

She said there was no increased risk of complications for immune pregnant women or their babies, and international data shows no difference in the rates of miscarriage, early birth, stillbirth or pregnancy. other side effects.

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“We must reduce the pressure on the north”: BC Minister of Health on transferring patients to intensive care


“We must reduce the pressure on the north”: BC Minister of Health on transferring patients to intensive care

Health Minister Adrian Dix also said some patients from the Northern Health Region are being moved to other parts of the province.

Twelve patients from the Northern Health Region, nine of whom tested positive for COVID-19, have been transported to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

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Dix said he knew it was difficult for patients, their families and loved ones, “but it is a necessary step to ease the pressure on the northern region.”

– with files from Amy Judd and The Canadian Press

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