Health officials in British Columbia are scheduled to give a live update on COVID-19 cases in the province, as well as a detailed presentation around vaccination plans.
The announcement will include case numbers over the past four reporting periods. BC’s last update took place on December 31, 2020, during which 683 test-positive COVID-19 cases were announced, bringing the provincially recorded total to 51,983.
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Additionally, there are 7,803 active COVID-19 cases and 374 individuals hospitalized with the virus, 76 of whom are in intensive care. There are also 9,364 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
A total of eight virus-related deaths were also announced.
During BC’s last COVID-19 update, Health Minister Adrian Dix added that “a detailed briefing presentation around vaccination plans” would be given on Monday, which he says are “evolving.”
A total of 17,510 people were vaccinated as of December 31 across all health regions, using both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine.
Monday’s update is scheduled to begin at 3 pm and can be streamed online.