Another 324 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in British Columbia along with an additional death, health officials said Tuesday.
Of the new cases, 102 were in the Fraser Health region, 38 cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 77 in the Interior Health region, 36 in Island Health, and 60 in Northern Health. Four of the cases were related to PID.
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Tuesday’s total cases drops the province’s seven-day moving average for new cases to 380.
The province has registered fewer than 400 daily cases four days in a row and in eight of the last 10 days.
The only death in the Northern Health region puts the death toll from COVID-19 in BC at 2,304.
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There are 345 people hospitalized with the disease, of which 115 are in intensive care.
There are 3,047 active cases in the province.
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The province said that 90.9 percent of eligible British Columbia citizens age 12 and older have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 87.4 percent have received two doses.
Hours earlier, the province released details about its plan to vaccinate children between the ages of five and 11.
Provincial health official Dr. Bonnie Henry says up to 350,000 children will be eligible for the vaccine and more than 90,000 children are already registered.
Henry says that invitations to appointments for families with young children registered for vaccinations will begin Monday, and the vaccinations will begin almost immediately.
– with archives from The Canadian Press
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