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BC reports another 1,889 COVID cases between Saturday and Monday

Health officials are reporting an additional 1,889 new cases of COVID-19 over the past two days.

On Monday, Dr. Bonnie Henry confirmed there were 999 cases between Saturday and Sunday and 890 cases between Sunday and Monday.

There are 318 individuals in hospital with COVID-19, with the number of people in intensive care rising to an all-time high of 96 patients.

Another 23 deaths have been attributed to the virus since Thursday, bringing BC's death toll to 1,486.

There are currently 8,490 active cases of coronavirus in the province, with an additional 11,989 people being monitored in self-isolation.

So far, 893,590 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, including 87,472 second doses.

BC is moving to Phase 3 of our COVID-19 Immunization Plan. Starting April 6, all eligible adults in BC will be able to...

Posted by Government of British Columbia on Monday, April 5, 2021

“As of 8 am tomorrow, all people 71 years and older, Indigenous peoples 18 and older, and those who have received their 'clinically extremely vulnerable' letter in the mail may book their vaccine appointment online, by telephone through B.C.’s new provincial call-in centre or in-person at a Service BC location," said Dr. Henry in a written statement.

Since April 1, there have been 916 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants, with 588 of them still considered active.

Of the new 1,889 new cases reported on Monday, 579 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 986 in Fraser Health, 100 the Island Health, 129 in Interior Health and 95 in Northern Health.

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