B.C.’s key COVID-19 metrics keep falling

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported 68 cases on Sunday – the lowest since the start of the second wave of the pandemic in late August.

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COVID-19 cases, active cases, hospitalizations, tests, positive results and the number of people in intensive care continues to fall in B.C.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported just 68 cases on Sunday – the lowest since the start of the second wave of the pandemic in late August.

Henry said there were 277 cases identified from Friday to Sunday — or 92 a day on average (96 on Friday, 113 on Saturday and 68 on Sunday). Of the 4,186 tests done on Sunday 2.6 per cent were positive, while the number of daily tests and percent positive outcomes continues to fall since the peak of the third wave in late April.

Henry said there are 1,401 active cases of COVID-19 in the community and 136 being treated in hospital – including 42 in intensive care. This is the lowest number in hospital since Nov. 8.

There were four deaths over the past three days, bringing that total to 1,734. There are no new health-care facility outbreaks and three were declared over, bringing that total to four.

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Almost 14 per cent of adults in B.C. are now fully vaccinated (613,453) as second dosing ramps up (with 115,521 second doses administered over the past three days). So far 4,048,346 doses have been administered to 74.1 per cent of people aged over 12 in the province.

These numbers are driving the ongoing B.C. restart plan, with all restrictions expected to be lifted in the fall.

On Monday, Alberta reported 115 new cases, 3,089 active cases and 270 people in hospital.

dcarrigg@postmedia.com


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