Covid-19: 515 new cases and 2 deaths reported in British Columbia

515 BC recorded new cases COVID-19 Tuesday.

The province says two people over the age of 80 have died from the disease, bringing the number of COVID-19 deaths in the province to 1,624.

Of the new cases, 116 are in Vancouver Coastal Health Zone, 300 in Fraser Health Zone, 20 in Island Health, 65 in Inland Health and 12 in Northern Health.

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The number of COVID-19 patients at the hospital has increased by 11 to 426, the province said on Tuesday. Of them, 141 are in intensive care, nine less.

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The province says there are 6,020 active COVID-19 cases in BC.

Earlier in the day, the province had introduced a law bringing in three days of paid sick leave COVID-19.

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Employers will have to pay workers their full wages, and the BC government will reimburse employers without a sick leave plan of up to $ 200 per worker per day.

According to government estimates, BC. Half of the staff currently do not have access to paid sick leave.

BC Health officials reopened Monday COVID-19 Vaccines for people 18 years of age and older living in high-risk areas.

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Adults born in or before 2003 and living in a neighborhood or city experiencing a high number of COVID-19 transmissions may register their vaccination appointment. Those who are not sure if they are eligible can enter their postal code BC Government Website.

Henry noted that all British Columbians aged 40 and over are now able to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Henry said Monday that more than two million people have received their first dose of the Govt-19 vaccine.

In a 72-hour period, 1,759 new COVID-19 cases and 20 deaths were reported.

– Files by Richard Sussman and The Canadian Press

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