COVID-19 in B.C.: Case update coming after province marks vaccine milestone

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Vancouver –

The provincial health department will release another COVID-19 update, after hundreds of British Columbians tested positive for the disease over the weekend.

The latest update will include information on cases, deaths and outbreaks reported in the last 24 hours.

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On Monday, the Ministry of Health published three days of data covering the weekend. It also announced that 90 percent of the county’s eligible residents have received at least a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

As of Monday, 85.3 percent of eligible residents had received two doses.

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The government recently announced that all eligible residents will be offered booster doses in the new year, although some — including those who received two doses of AstraZeneca — may be able to reach a third dose early.

Between Friday and Monday, 1,370 more cases of COVID-19 were counted in the county and 25 more people died. Those numbers raised the county’s seven-day average of new infections to 540 per day, down from 575 on Friday, while the seven-day average death toll rose to 7.43, from 6.71 on Friday.

This is an evolving story. Check again for updates.

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