Nine New Cases Reported Today; Travel Guidance

Yolanda Curtis
April 6, 2021

The county has averaged about nine new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department.

In a written statement, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the supply of COVID-19 vaccines has allowed the province to move into the next phase of its rollout. "We've seen that in other jurisdictions and we expect to see it here", he said.

"Now is not the time to bend the rules - it's time for us to work together again to bend the curve".

These outbreaks are avoidable, and right now we must stay within our local region - for the safety of your community and for others.

The province recorded 1,074 cases from Thursday to Friday, followed by a record high of 1,077 cases from Friday to Saturday, 999 cases from Saturday to Sunday, and 890 cases from Sunday to Monday. Six patients at Lawrence's hospital had COVID-19 on Monday, four more than Thursday. There are now 2,772 Texans hospitalized by the coronavirus, according to the DSHS.

The new cases pushed the province's rolling seven-day average to a new record high of 908.

There continues to be a surge of confirmed cases of variants of concern, with 916 new cases in B.C. The most common variant continues to be the B.1.1.7 strain. The disease, however, can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death, especially for older adults and people with existing health problems. The P1 variant has also hit the Vancouver Canucks, with 21 players and coaches now affected and the team's season likely derailed.

To date, the province said 893,590 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, of which 87,472 are second doses.

That total includes 806,118 first doses - enough to protect almost 16 per cent of the province's population - and 87,472 second doses.

We are working hard to deliver an easy-to-use provincial booking system for all British Columbians and know everyone is eager to book their appointment, beginning next week.

The new system includes a website and new call-in centre.

A telephone option is also available and people can register in person at their nearest Service BC location.

Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 103.92 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 2.4%.

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