BC health officials to provide COVID-19 update on Friday afternoon

Dec 4 2020, 8:54 am

Health officials in British Columbia are scheduled to provide a written COVID-19 update on Friday afternoon.

The update comes after 694 new coronavirus cases were announced on Thursday, bringing the provincially recorded total to 35,422.

There are currently 9,103 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 325 individuals that are hospitalized. Of those individuals, 80 are in intensive care.

There are also 10,849 people that are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

On Thursday, Henry also provided information regarding when a COVID-19 vaccine would be available in BC.

“We are continuing to make progress on our BC COVID-19 vaccine strategy, and we’ve established our coordination committee leading the management, and very soon, we hope [for] the delivery of the vaccines across our province,” she said.

“We know a vaccine will be available in the coming weeks.”

Henry said officials are planning for the first doses of the vaccine to arrive in BC by January. 

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