BC reports 1,052 new COVID-19 cases over three days, with the death toll peaking at 2,300 | MCU Times

BC reports 1,052 new COVID-19 cases over three days, with the death toll peaking at 2,300

Health authorities reported 1,052 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia over the past three days, along with 10 deaths.

There were 390 cases from Friday to Saturday, while 332 cases were reported from Saturday to Sunday and 330 from Sunday to Monday.

Of the new cases, 345 were in the Fraser Health region, 125 cases were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 227 were in the Interior Health region, 159 were in Island Health, and 196 were in Northern Health.


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The new case numbers bring the province’s seven-day average for daily cases down to 383, the lowest since August 10.

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The number of people in the hospital with COVID-19 dropped to 337. Of those, 115 patients are on intensive care, an increase of six from Friday.

The 10 deaths bring the province’s COVID-19 deaths to 2,303.

There have been 215,688 cases of COVID-19 in BC since the onset of the pandemic, of which 3,132 remain active.

On Friday, Health Canada approved the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in children aged five to 11 years.

Following the announcement, officials in BC said vaccinations for children in that age group will start in the week of November 29th.

BC Health Secretary Adrian Dix said the province wants enough vaccine for every child aged five to 11, and urged families to register their children for a vaccination agreement.

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The province will use community clinics as primary sites for immunizations. Schools and family doctor’s offices are not included at present.

Dix said he is confident the vaccine will be distributed effectively across the province, even with supply chains affected by recent flood.

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—With files from Richard Zussman


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