Health officials in B.C registered 600 new infections on Wednesday even as active caseloads declined to just under 6000 for the very first time since the pandemic started.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health Officer, and Health Minister Adrian Dix, said the province had recorded another fatality. To date, the province has registered 137223 infections with 1628 succumbing to the virus since the pandemic hit.
However, the daily average which has been on the decline for a few weeks now rose to 612 each day. That notwithstanding, active caseloads declined to just under 588, which is the lowest ever seen since the virus surfaced.
Hospitalization rates have remained more or less the same, with 423 persons receiving treatment. Of these, 141 are under intensive care.
So far, B.C has issued 57462 additional doses of the vaccines Pfizer-BioNtech, AstraZeneca, and Moderna since the last update on Tuesday, which sets the total at 2277318. This includes about 2162023 first immunizations and 115295-second vaccinations.
Last Wednesday, persons aged at least 30 in the province became eligible to receive the first dose. Communication will be sent to persons who are registered on getting Vaccinated webpage.