COVID-19 Numbers as of 3 pm April 12

BC reports a surge in COVID hospitalizations and ICU patients, confirms 3,289 new cases over the weekend

'This is our third wave:' nearly 3300 COVID cases announced in B.C.

Dr. Henry said that one of the deaths was historical.

Health Minister Adrian Dix said that there is still plenty of space in intensive care units provincewide, but things are starting to get tight in the Lower Mainland.

The new statistic - probable cases - takes into account positive antigen tests, a second type of test for detecting COVID-19 infections that had been tracked by the Washington State Department of Health but not by Clark County Public Health.

Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 88.12 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 2.4%.

Officials could not provide new numbers on COVID-19 variants of concern Monday, citing an unspecified "data issue".

Of the active cases, 368 individuals are now hospitalized with COVID-19, 121 of whom are in intensive care.

There were outbreaks at two long-term care homes over the past three days, bringing the total active outbreaks in care facilities and hospitals to 13.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is also being administered in a parallel program at pharmacies for people between the ages of 55 and 65 during the third wave of the pandemic, which has Henry asking people to stay in their own neighbourhoods.

There were also 18 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,513 deaths in British Columbia. As an example, she said someone living in North Vancouver should not be visiting Richmond or Langley, and someone living in Sun Peaks should not be travelling to Oliver or Penticton.

New regulations come into effect on Monday night that allow WorkSafeBC and public health to shut down workplaces where they are seeing transmission of the virus. A list of closed businesses will be posted on health authority websites.

About a quarter of eligible British Columbians have now received at least one dose of a vaccine.

Monday, 15 more people were reported dead from the coronavirus.

"If we can get more vaccine, we would love to have it ..." Everyone interested in getting vaccinated are encouraged to pre-register ahead of time via the online platform https://hmi.govt.lc/ or at the Community Wellness Centre nearest to you. "And we can look toward the summer when we'll have opportunities to be together again", Henry says. "We can not go to everybody at once".

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