COVID-19: Fewer than 900 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered over past day


The BC Ministry of Health reported 14 deaths in the past 24 hours, with that total now at 2,929.

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There were 891 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in BC over the past day, as the percentage of people aged five and over in the province who have had a first dose remained steady at 90.7 per cent.

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In total there were 6,043 doses administered either as first, second or third doses.

The BC Ministry of Health reported 14 deaths in the past 24 hours, with that total now at 2,929. The number of people in hospital either because of COVID-19 or with the disease continues to fall – with 405 cases in hospital on Tuesday, including 58 in intensive care.

On Tuesday there were 5,604 PCR tests performed – about a quarter of BC’s testing capacity – with just over seven per cent of those tests coming back positive.

Due to limited testing, the government does not know how many active cases there are in the community, instead relying on hospitalization numbers and wastewater data to give guidance on where the pandemic is headed.

Given hospital numbers and wastewater test figures are falling, the pandemic is considered to be easing.


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