COVID-19 update for May 13: North Vancouver man fined for non-essential travel on Malahat | COVID cases on downward trend | All Canadians can get second dose by end of September: Trudeau

Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.

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Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for May 13, 2021.

We’ll provide summaries of what’s going on in B.C. right here so you can get the latest news at a glance. This page will be updated regularly throughout the day, with developments added as they happen.

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B.C.’S COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS

As of the latest figures given on May 12:

• Total number of confirmed cases: 137,223 (5,887 active cases)
• New cases since May 11: 600
• Total deaths: 1,625 (1 new death)
• Hospitalized cases: 423
• Intensive care: 141
• Total vaccinations: 2,277,318 doses administered (115,295 second doses)
• Cases under public health monitoring: (not provided)
• Recovered from acute infection: 129,524600
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 5

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LATEST NEWS ON COVID-19 IN B.C.

3 p.m. – Health officials are set to share latest figures on COVID-19 in B.C.

Health officials are expected to update the number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries across the province.

12 a.m. – North Vancouver driver fined for non-essential travel on the Malahat

A North Vancouver man heading over the Malahat was issued a ticket for non-essential travel under the Emergency Program Act and told to return immediately to the Lower Mainland.

Cpl. Mike Halskov said the driver was pulled over for speeding and other offences on May 1 by an RCMP traffic officer.

The officer asked the driver why he was travelling.

“[The officer] said: ‘That doesn’t meet the bar. Here’s your ticket,’ and directed him to get back on the ferry and go back to the Lower Mainland,” said Halskov.

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British Columbians are currently barred from travelling between three health region for non-essential reasons. The three regions include the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley (Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health areas), Vancouver Island (Island Health) and the Northern and Interior regions (Northern health and Interior Health).

— Victoria Times Colonist

12 a.m. – 600 cases, one death, 423 hospitalizations

B.C.’s COVID case numbers are trending downwards. On Wednesday, health officials reported 600 new COVID-19 cases, one death, and 423 hospitalizations.

More than 2.77 million doses of vaccines have been administered in B.C., including 115,295 second doses.

Registration for a vaccine appointment is now open to all B.C. adults. The province is currently sending booking notifications to people age 30 and older.

12 a.m. – ‘One-dose summer’: Better days ahead if Canadians get their COVID-19 shot, Trudeau says

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday Canadians can expect a much better summer, but only if they get vaccinated and continue to follow health restrictions and push COVID cases down to low levels.

Trudeau said Canadians need to continue to get COVID-19 vaccines and follow health restrictions, but there is a way forward.

“If we can do this, we can have a more normal, better summer and a one-dose summer sets us up for a two-dose fall,” he said.

He said he expects there will be enough doses to get every Canadian one dose by the end of June and two doses by the end of September. He said some restrictions will likely fall after Canadians get one dose and more still will fall after they receive two.

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But Trudeau stressed the number of COVID cases has to drop as well and people have to follow public health restrictions to make that happen.

— Postmedia News


B.C. VACCINE TRACKER



LOCAL RESOURCES for COVID-19 information

Here are a number of information and landing pages for COVID-19 from various health and government agencies.

B.C. COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

Vancouver Coastal Health – Information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

HealthLink B.C. – Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page

B.C. Centre for Disease Control – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government of Canada – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

– With files from The Canadian Press

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