COVID-19 update for May 29: 317 new cases, three deaths | 15 million doses of vaccine coming to Canada

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 24, 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.

Check back here for more updates throughout the day. You can also get the latest COVID-19 news delivered to your inbox weeknights at 7 p.m. by subscribing to our newsletter here.


B.C.’S COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS

As of the latest figures given on May 28:

• Total number of confirmed cases: 143,581 (3,441 active cases)
• New cases since May 26: 317
• Total deaths: 1,692 (two new deaths)
• Hospitalized cases: 292
• Intensive care: 79
• Total vaccinations: 3,106,269 doses administered; 160,885 second doses
• Recovered from acute infection: 138,360
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 7

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B.C. GUIDES AND LINKS

COVID-19: Here’s everything you need to know about the novel coronavirus

COVID-19: Here’s how to get your vaccination shot in B.C.

COVID-19: Look up your neighbourhood in our interactive map of case and vaccination rates in B.C.

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COVID-19: Five things to know about the P1 variant spreading in B.C.

COVID-19: Here are all the B.C. cases of the novel coronavirus in 2021

COVID-19: Have you been exposed? Here are all B.C. public health alerts

COVID-19 at B.C. schools: Here are the school district exposure alerts

COVID-19: Avoid these hand sanitizers that are recalled in Canada

COVID-19: Here’s where to get tested in Metro Vancouver

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


LATEST NEWS ON COVID-19 IN B.C.

5 a.m. – Look up your neighbourhood in our interactive map of case and vaccination rates in B.C.

COVID-19 case rates declined across the province compared to the previous week, according to the latest data released by health authorities on May 28.

The overall decline masked differences between regions and neighbourhoods.

Cases rates increased most in Fort Nelson and Central Abbotsford. Cases continued to fall Surrey, although transmission remains relatively high in the city.

To check out your neighbourhood visit Nathan Griffiths’ interactive maps HERE.

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12 a.m. – 317 new cases, two deaths, new outbreak 

B.C. 317 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and two new deaths.

Health officials say of the new cases, 73 are in Vancouver Coastal Health, 163 in Fraser Health, five in Island Health, 60 in Interior Health, and 16 in Northern Health.

There are 3,441 active cases, with 292 people in hospital including 79 in critical care.

One new outbreak has been reported at Brookside Lodge in the Fraser Health region.

12 a.m.  – 15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine coming to Canada

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says Canada has confirmed shipments of 15 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines from three suppliers.
She says every eligible Canadian will have access to a second dose by the end of the summer.

About 2.4 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech will arrive each week over five weeks in June and nine million more will arrive in July.

As announced yesterday, Anand says Moderna has provided an updated delivery schedule for the first part of June, with 500,000 doses in two shipments starting next week. She also says 1.5 million doses of Moderna are arriving the week of June 14.

-The Canadian Press


B.C. MAP OF WEEKLY COVID CASE COUNTS, VACCINATION RATES


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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