BC health officials reported 1,984 new COVID-19 cases in the past three days, along with nine deaths.
823 cases were recorded from Friday to Saturday, while 641 cases were reported from Saturday to Sunday and 520 from Sunday to Monday.
BC Vaccination Card Goes Effective Monday
The number of people hospitalized with the disease fell from three to 278. Of those patients, 139 are in intensive care, an increase of four since Friday.
The nine deaths – three at Fraser Health, three at Interior Health, two at Island Health and one at Vancouver Coastal Health – bring the death toll from COVID-19 in BC to 1,865.
175,142 cases have been reported in the province since the start of the pandemic, of which 5,825 are active.
The province said 85.8 percent of eligible British Columbia citizens age 12 and older have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 78.4 percent have received two doses.
How to obtain and download the BC vaccination card
Monday marks the first day of BC’s immunization card program.
The BC vaccination card goes into effect Monday. This is what you need to know
People 12 years of age and older must now show proof of having received a single dose of vaccine to access “discretionary” recreational and social events.
Third COVID Injection Needed For Severely Immunosuppressed, BC Officials Say
After October 24, they must be fully vaccinated at least seven days before. The government says the BC vaccination card can be downloaded on mobile phones or printed on paper.
At a press conference on Monday, health officials said that some 15,000 people who are severely immunosuppressed will receive an invitation to receive a third injection of the COVID-19 vaccine.
– with archives from The Canadian Press
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