COVID-19: 500 people hospitalized, no deaths

Chief Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix note that 164 people are being admitted to intensive care units across the province. On the other hand, they say: there were no new deaths associated with COVID-19 [depuis le dernier bilan], a total of 1,571 deaths in British Columbia

Of the 127,048 cases reported since the start of the pandemic, more than 90% of people have recovered from the disease. The number of active cases is 8,089, and 11,792 people remain under public health surveillance as they have been exposed to the virus.

In addition, health authorities note that the four infections reported in this report are from people outside of Canada.

People 30 and older can now be immunized with AstraZeneca vaccine where available.

Photo: Radio-Canada / Ben Nelms (CBC)

Success of AstraZeneca

1,671,128 doses of three vaccines, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca, were administered, including 89,457 booster doses.

The province has two simultaneous immunization campaigns, and one in pharmacies is so successful that supply is slowly following demand in regions hardest hit by the health crisis.

We know that the demand for the AstraZeneca vaccine is high in many regions. Unfortunately, stocks available at pharmacies in some areas will continue to be limited until additional stocks become available.

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However, this does not prevent health authorities from making the Anglo-Swedish firm’s vaccine available to everyone aged 30 and over who is in one of these risk areas. They say the province will receive enough vaccine from AstraZeneca to continue the immunization campaign.

In addition, for the provincial vaccination program by age: Anyone 18 or older in British Columbia can register for the vaccination at the provincial website.… Currently, invitations to make an appointment for vaccinations are being sent to registrants aged 59 and over.

Workers are being vaccinated at targeted clinics. Health authorities assure that this program will be expanded as the province receives more vaccine doses next week

While the immunization campaign is going well, this does not mean that we need to relax our vigilance. Whether you received the vaccine last month or made an appointment in the coming days, we remind everyone to continue to use all their levels of protection, to stay in a small group and in their community.

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