British Columbia registers 358 new COVID-19 infections as province identifies first case of Omicron variant – .

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British Columbia registers 358 new COVID-19 infections as province identifies first case of Omicron variant – .


Another 358 cases of COVID-19 were reported in British Columbia on Tuesday as the province identified its first case of the Omicron variant.

Of the new cases, 107 were in Fraser Health Region, 53 in Vancouver Coastal Health Region, 85 in Interior Health Region, 57 in Island Health region, and 56 in Northern Health region .









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The province said 91.1% of eligible people aged 12 and older received their first dose of the vaccine while 81.7% received doses.

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Including children aged five to 11 who started their COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, 84.8% of eligible British Columbians received one dose and 81.7% received two doses.

No new deaths have been recorded, leaving the death toll from COVID-19 in the province at 2,333.

Three hundred people are hospitalized for the disease, three fewer than on Monday. Of these patients, 104 are in intensive care, a decrease of 11.

A total of 218,426 have been recorded in British Columbia since the start of the pandemic, of which 2,889 are active.


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British Columbia confirms first case of COVID-19 variant Omicron


British Columbia confirms first case of COVID-19 variant Omicron

Provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry said on Tuesday that the first case of the Omicron variant in the province involved a person from the Fraser Health Region who had recently returned from Nigeria.

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Henry said 204 people recently returned from parts of southern Africa with outbreaks of the variant are being tested during their quarantine.

The Omicron variant has also been found in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta.

– With files from The Canadian Press

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