Two more die from COVID-19 BC, raising the province’s death toll to 1,624
BC Health officials have administered more than 60,000 COVID-19 vaccines in the last 24 hours – the first time they have reached that threshold.
Health officials have been calling for weeks to expedite the province’s vaccination efforts, and there is finally evidence that this is happening.
Authorities administered 60,753 doses to 56,295 newcomers, while 4,458 required a second dose. This breaks the previous record of 52,266 dose vaccines given on May 6 at 24-hour intervals.
“Our clinics have increased and we have an adequate vaccine supply,” provincial health official Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix said in a May 11 statement. “Now, it’s your turn to progress and be protected by your COVID-19 vaccine.”
In total, 2,109,340 people were vaccinated with 2,219,856 doses, while 110,516 people needed a second dose.
May 10 said it expects the number of people receiving the second dose of the vaccine to accelerate next week.
The provincial war against vaccination seems to have won, in which many measurements are going in the right direction.
For example, the number of new cases a day dropped to 515 in the last 24 hours – the lowest total since March 17, almost eight weeks ago. The number of people battling serious infections is also in a steady decline, now sitting at 6,020 – the lowest total since March 25.
The number of people in the hospital increased by 11 overnight to 426. 141 of them are sick enough to be in the intensive care unit – nine less than yesterday.
Two additional cases of COVID-19 are known to have died, raising the death toll from the disease to 1,624 in the province in the past day.
Of the 136,623 people infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus since the first case was diagnosed in January 2020, 93.7% or 128,149 have been recovered by the province.
There are three eruptions in long-term care homes in BC, all of which are in the interior health region:
Orchard Haven in Keremios;
Sandalwood Retirement Resort in El Kelovna; And
Spring Fence Maintenance Center in El Kelovna.
Two BC with active Govt-19 eruptions. Hospitals Dawson Creek and District Hospital and Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver.
The province has asked all 18-year-olds and over to register Online system of the province. Those aged 40 and over are now eligible to register appointments, as well as pregnant people aged 16 and over, and tribals aged 18 and over, and those who have received a letter stating that they are medically vulnerable.
The province plans to release detailed data tomorrow to identify environments with high levels of infection.
However, it has already revealed many areas with high levels of infection. People 18 years of age and older are eligible to be vaccinated at certain clinics if they register online Using the provincial system Enter their zip code.
Only those with qualified postcodes can be vaccinated through the high-spread neighborhood program.
The official service areas for that project are broken down by the health region.
In Fraser Health, the communities named by the province are:
Urn Barnaby Southeast;
Urn Barnaby Southwest;
Del Northern Delta;
South Langley Township;
In Vancouver Coastal Health, Eligible Areas:
Ed Cedar Cottage;
In Interior Health, Eligibility Areas:
In Northern Health, eligible areas are:
• Dawson Creek;
Fort Nelson Population Center;
St. Fort St. John; And
St. North Fort of St. James.