COVID-19: WHO declares mutant virus now in B.C. is a variant of concern

Credit to Author: David Carrigg| Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 02:28:25 +0000

Until now, the B.1.617 strain had been classified as a variant of interest. So B.C. has been testing for it, but not reporting its numbers in weekly reports

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COVID-19: WHO declares mutant virus now in B.C. a variant of concern

Credit to Author: David Carrigg| Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 00:27:56 +0000

Until now, the B.1.617 strain had been classified as a variant of interest. So B.C. has been testing for it, but not reporting its numbers in weekly reports

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COVID-19: 722 new cases, seven additional deaths

Credit to Author: Cheryl Chan| Date: Sat, 08 May 2021 02:16:15 +0000

Despite varying levels of COVID-19 cases in the province, a regional approach is off the table, said health officials. 

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COVID-19: B.C. woman hospitalized after AstraZeneca shot

Credit to Author: David Carrigg| Date: Fri, 07 May 2021 01:50:10 +0000

There have been three reported deaths in Canada from AstraZeneca blood clots. 

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COVID-19: Roadside travel checks to start in B.C. at midnight

Credit to Author: David Carrigg| Date: Thu, 06 May 2021 01:42:25 +0000

Roadblocks on Highways 1, 3, 5 and 99 to ensure no non-essential travel between three regions

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COVID-19: B.C. Centre for Disease Control now accepts virus can linger in the air

Credit to Author: David Carrigg| Date: Wed, 05 May 2021 02:09:35 +0000

Until now, the BCCDC had stated the disease spreads only through large droplets

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COVID-19: More than a million doses of vaccine to arrive in B.C. in May

Credit to Author: David Carrigg| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 05:03:06 +0000

“We’ve been building a spaceship as we’ve been flying it, and we’re now entering into a new era, and new warp speed if you will,” Dr. Henry says about vaccine supply bonanza

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COVID-19: B.C. records 740 new cases, four additional deaths

Credit to Author: Cheryl Chan| Date: Sat, 01 May 2021 00:36:37 +0000

B.C. recorded 740 new cases and four additional deaths on Friday, closing a month of stubbornly high case counts and record hospitalizations.

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COVID-19: Confusion reigns as Surrey pop-up vaccine clinic closes before it opens

Credit to Author: Susan Lazaruk| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 04:41:40 +0000

Hundreds showed up on Thursday hoping for a vaccine from a pair of Surrey pop-up clinics that never happened

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COVID-19: ICU cases rise to new high as B.C. records 853 new cases, one death

Credit to Author: Cheryl Chan| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 00:18:03 +0000

On Thursday, B.C. reported a record 178 people with COVID-19 in intensive care — a spike from early March when the number of critically-ill patients hovered around 60 to 70. In total, 503 people were in hospital with the coronavirus, down from Wednesday’s record high of 515.

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