Over 55 per cent of eligible adults have received first dose of vaccine in B.C. — COVID-19 update

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There were 36 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Island Health over the weekend — the region now has 126 active cases. Of these, 50 are in the central island, 48 are in the south and 28 are in the north. There are 13 people hospitalized in the health region, of these four are in ICU, according to The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC).

Across the province there were 1,360 new cases reported over the weekend and there are now 5,021 active cases, according to Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer. There are 350 people hospitalized with the virus, 132 of whom are in critical care. She said 14 more people died from COVID-19 this weekend. Twelve were people 60 years or older. The other two were over 40.

The province has administered 2,393,265 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, 130,023 of these were second doses, Henry said.

“Over 55 per cent of eligible adults eighteen years and over have now received their first does of vaccine,” she said.

Everyone 18 years and older in the province is eligible to book a vaccine appointment. Henry said more information will come later this week about vaccines for children aged 12 and older. 

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