Bc reports 697 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

Another 697 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in British Columbia, with one death.

Following the weekend’s decline, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 rose from 12 to 486, according to a statement released Tuesday afternoon by BC health officials. The number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care decreased from three to 173.

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Dr. Bonnie Henry on registering for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on the provincial website

Since the onset of the epidemic, there have been a total of 132,353 cases of the disease in BC, of ​​which 7,161 are active. Approximately 11,000 people are in self-isolation due to possible exposure to the novel coronavirus.

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Over 1.9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, of ​​which 92,244 are the second dose.

Earlier on Tuesday, Fraser Health Sector officials said that all licensed child-care workers, school-based workers, police and RCMPs, along with fire departments in the health sector, have not yet received their COVID-19 vaccine , They can make their vaccination appointments starting on Wednesday. .

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Canada’s chief public health officer said on Tuesday that there have been 1.2 million cases of COVID-19 in the country, including more than 24,300 deaths associated with the virus.

Dr. Theresa Tam said Canada is progressing nationally, but there are some “tricky spots”.

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Tam said the decline in national cases has slowed, with an average of 7,900 cases reported daily, but the number of people experiencing serious or serious illness remains high.

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Tam says that more than 1,450 people are being treated in intensive care units every day and an average of 47 deaths are occurring daily.

– With files from Richard Zussman and the Canadian Press

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