On Wednesday, British Columbia announced 456 cases of COVID-19 and two deaths, according to health officials. So far, the province has a total of 78, 278 confirmed infections and 1, 338 deaths since the pandemic began. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie and B.C, health minister Adrian Dix have condoled those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19.
The active cases in B.C. have increased by 500 in the past week bringing the total cases to 4, 668 by Wednesday. Currently, there are 237 patients in the hospital with 64 of them being in intensive care. The remaining 4, 431 are self-isolating at home, according to health officials.
The region has also seen 72, 219 people recover from COVID-19. Administering of the vaccine is also ongoing, in the last 24 hours, 230, 875 people have received COVID-19 dose. The majority of those who have received the dose are residents of care homes and assisted living facilities.
Information about the province vaccination rollout will be released, after which seniors in their 80s living independently can arrange for their vaccination. However, Dix insisted that vaccinating the entire population will be a monumental task. However, he confirmed that the province is planning for speedy vaccination.