COVID-19: British Columbia sees slight increase in hospitalizations as daily reporting nears end

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In one of the latest daily COVID-19 reports on the pandemic, British Columbia records an uptick in hospitalizations.

There have been 13 more cases registered at the hospital, bringing the number to 334.

However, there is one fewer case in intensive care, so the total stands at 35 as of Tuesday afternoon.

On Thursday, British Columbia will switch to weekly COVID-19 reports, rather than providing daily case numbers.

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“This means we will be able to automatically link the data and have more in-depth, detailed and accurate reports on the numbers from the previous week to give people a better idea of ​​what we expect to see and the risk profile,” provincial health official Dr. Bonnie Henry said Tuesday.

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Henry added that British Columbians need to think about their personal risk in terms of weeks, not days.

“What is my risk this week? ” she says. “What are the things that I feel comfortable doing, you know, next week?” Well, should I go out to a restaurant with friends this weekend? This is how I feel. Here’s what I know of my friends and if they’ve been exposed to anyone with COVID.

Henry also announced on Tuesday that the BC vaccination card will no longer be required by law to eat in a restaurant or go to the movies, but some businesses may still require it from customers.

Additionally, British Columbia has recorded 258 cases of the virus in the past 24 hours. However, due to testing limitations, the number of cases is no longer considered an accurate representation of the spread of the virus in the province.

There have been 357,758 recorded cases in British Columbia since the start of the pandemic.

An update on the number of deaths related to COVID-19 will be provided on Thursday, the province says.


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On Tuesday, 90.9% (4,529,972) of eligible people five years and older in British Columbia received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 87.4% (4,358,529) received their second dose .

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Additionally, 93.5% (4,333,166) of eligible people 12 years and older in British Columbia received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 91.1% (4,222,894) received their second dose and 57.8% (2,677,473) received a third dose. .

Additionally, 93.8% (4,058,015) of all eligible adults in British Columbia received their first dose, 91.5% (3,957,889) received their second dose, and 59.5% (2,573,327 ) received a third dose.


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