National COVID-19: Eight new cases and four recoveries

Ross Houston
June 2, 2021

As the weather warms up, the cases of COVID-19 are continuing to go down in B.C. Still, the province's top doctor says she is concerned.

The Fraser Health region remains the province's hot spot for new cases.

Still, B.C.'s provincial health officer said she had "mixed emotions" on Monday, as there are now six active outbreaks, five of which are in long-term care and one in acute care.

As of Tuesday, more than 70 per cent of B.C. adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. "Let's keep moving forward", said Dr. Henry.

There are now 2,953 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 249 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 78 of whom are in intensive care. Of the active cases, 254 individuals are now hospitalized, 80 of whom are in intensive care.

Of which, 210,486 are people who are fully vaccinated.

Anyone who received their vaccine before April 15 and was not registered with the province's online vaccine registration system should register now to receive an email or text notification of their second dose appointment.

Mr Martin said the recovery plan was created to "kick-start a jobs-led recovery and propel the economy forward to a more sustainable, digital and secure future".

"We are in the middle of part one [of B.C.'s re-opening plan]".

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

Earlier in the day, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization approved a mix-and-match approach to vaccination, with updated guidance allowing people to receive Pfizer or Moderna as a second dose regardless of whether they received Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca for their first dose.

He is the third person in develop the disorder.

She said she was struggling to find the right way to express her horror and grief.

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