British Columbia has registered 229 infections and lost 3 more persons to COVID-19 over the past weekend. The infections were the lowest single-day cases since last August.
The provincial 7-day average decreased despite health authorities relaxing measures it started enforcing only a month ago. This is progress that health authorities say came as a result of the province’s aggressive immunization measures.
Through a joint communique, the province’s top doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix implored those who haven’t received their first jab to seek an appointment as soon as possible.
The government is setting up drop-in centers in various places across B.C in the hope that it will make it easy for people to access inoculation.
The rate of immunization has declined somewhat in the past few weeks. Over the weekend, about 140281 jabs were issued, of which 112030 were second jabs.
In total, B.C has administered nearly 4436432 inoculations of the vaccines Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Pfizer combined, which is sufficient to immunize 77 percent of all adults in the province.
Transmission rates have declined in many health zones across B.C, although the government said there a few hotspots they are working to clear.