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19 new COVID-19 cases found in Vancouver Island region

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Chief Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provide an update on COVID-19 Health Minister Adrian Dix and Chief Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provide an update on COVID-19
Melba Vasquez | 12 March, 2021, 13:34

Among them, there are 244 patients hospitalized and 66 in intensive care.

As we mark one year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic in Vancouver, we're taking a look back at the year that was in photos. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Three more people passed away in the province, meanwhile, the provincial death toll has reached 1,397.

Of the new cases, 407 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 802 were in the Fraser Health region, 72 in Island Health, 79 in Interior Health, and 102 in Northern Health.

India reported 22,854 new COVID-19 cases, 18,100 recoveries, and 126 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Thursday.

"We remember, of course, the families that are mourning the loss of their loved ones during this hard time", the doctor said.

Health authorities across the province first started booking appointments this past Monday for those 90 and up, and Indigenous people 65 and older. This brings the total number of outbreaks in long-term care, assisted and independent living down to nine in B.C.

It added that a total of 9,22,039 vaccine doses were given till 7 pm yesterday, the 54th day of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination.

"We are now starting to receive supplies of the AstraZeneca - SII Covishield vaccine", provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said today, March 10, in a joint press release.

Bach said no vaccine prevents illness 100 per cent of the time, but the COVID-19 shots have been proven to be safe and very effective against serious illness and hospitalization. Of the 627 variant cases, 580 are the strain identified in the United Kingdom, 33 are the variant detected in South Africa and 14 are linked to Brazil.

Of those cases, 89 are active.

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