British Columbia Records 841 New COVID-19 Cases

A total of 515 people are hospitalized with complications from the virus, and 171 of them are in intensive care, an increase of seven hospitalizations in 24 hours.

The number of active cases across the province is slowly declining. As of Wednesday, 8,009 people were still believed to be infected with the virus.

Outbreaks in the nursing center Sunset Manor at Chilliwack and Nanaimo Regional Hospital have already been completed.

The health authorities did not provide any data on the number of variant cases.

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Chief Health Officer Bonnie Henry say more and more vaccines are being pumped into the province every week. They invite those over 18 to register as a first step before scheduling vaccinations.

Since the start of the vaccination campaign, 1,705,409 doses of the vaccine have been administered. Of this number, 89,725 are the second doses.

People age 59 and older can now make an appointment for vaccinations, and starting at midnight Thursday, it will be the turn of those 58 and older to be eligible for the vaccine.

Workers in the province may also be eligible for three hours of paid work to receive every dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the province said on Wednesday.

This measure applies to full-time and part-time workers and is retroactive until April 19, 2021.

Unpaid leave continues, in particular to allow workers to accompany their dependents to receive the vaccine or in the event that a worker takes more than three hours to reach their destination., points to a press release.

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