National COVID-19: Eight new cases and four recoveries

B.C. reports fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Province records lowest daily COVID-19 case count since October with 184 new infections

Henry noted the active caseload in B.C.is down to 2,800, a decrease of 153 from Monday.

People can do their part by getting fully immunized with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, they said. The active caseload is the smallest it's been since November 2.

Henry said 3,250,116 doses of vaccine have now been administered across B.C., including 179,954 second doses. The latest numbers mean that 69.7 per cent of adults have received a shot so far.

"While we are making significant headway in our immunization efforts and that is reflected in the decreasing case counts in our communities and in our hospitals, it is still a time of caution for all of us". Of those hospitalized, 80 are in intensive care units, which is up by two from yesterday. "Please go on the system and register", she said.

There are now 102 active cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island region, including seven people in hospital and one more in critical care. There are 14 people in hospital and eight in critical care. Henry says he is now recovering in hospital.

A man in his 30s who lives in the Island Health region developed the blood clot, known as vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT).

Island Health identified the locations of 64 active cases Monday, including 28 in the South Island, 29 in the Central Island and seven in the North Island.

Henry said she will provide more information on Thursday about second doses for people who have received a first shot of AstraZeneca.

The seven-day average is now 262 new cases per day, the lowest since October 30.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 140 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 494 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 18 new cases in the Island Health region, 113 new cases in the Interior Health region, 42 new cases in the Northern Health region, and one new case of a person who resides outside of Canada. There are now six active outbreaks across the province.

"I struggle to find the words to describe my horror and grief at the discovery of the remains of the 215 children", said Henry.

He is the third person in B.C.to develop the disorder.

The vaccine portal will begin opening to people aged between 40 and 44-years-old this week.