NEW - There are 1068 new cases of COVID-19 in BC. For a total of 105,129 total cases. #bcpoli
492 of the new cases are in Fraser Health. #bcpoli
NEW - There have been 3 new COVID deaths in BC, for a total of 1,489 deaths. There are 328 people in hospital, of which 96 are in ICU. #bcpoli
NEW - The province has administered 912,056 doses of the vaccine including 87,474 second doses. #bcpoli
Dr. Bonnie Henry says the priority AstraZeneca administration is still on hold. Says BC is hoping for information soon and discussions are happening internationally. #bcpoli
NEW - There are 207 new variant cases in BC. There have been 3,766 variant cases in the province. There are 266 active variant cases. #bcpoli
63 people in hospital have a variant of concern, primarily the B117. 42 with B117, 20 with P1 variant, 1 with B1351. #bcpoli
Dr. Henry says there have been 877 confirmed cases of the P1 and 106 are active. #bcpoli
The majority of those with P1 are in Coastal Health and the majority of the B117 are in Fraser Health. #bcpoli
Dr. Bonnie Henry says BC is about a month behind Ontario around variant spread. #bcpoli
Dr. Bonnie Henry - "I know people are doing their best. We will need to deal with what we have in front of us. The virus is adapting." #bcpoli
Dr. Bonnie Henry - "Let's ensure we don't lose any more ground. We can get through this surge. It is the hand we have been dealt." #bcpoli
Adrian Dix going through hospital capacity now. In acute care the capacity is at 89.5% with 985 vacant beds. Wen you count surge there are 3,416 vacant beds.

For critical the capacity is 75.8%, with 720 vacant bed. #bcpoli
Dix says 160,464 people registered for the vaccine today through the new BC booking tool. #bcpoli
Dix says on April 1 188,000 doses of AstraZeneca arrived in BC of 203,000 that were expected. These doses are being distributed in Metro Van and in other areas by Thursday. Details on what pharmacies coming soon. #bcpoli
On % of cases going through PCR then going through full genome, Dr. Henry says about 90% are screened with sniff test and if they are possible they then go to genome sequencing. #bcpoli
On priority front line worker vaccine, Dr. Henry says they are looking at various options and didn't want to hold up use of the vaccine. #bcpoli
On access to AstraZeneca for 55 to 65 year olds, Dr. Henry says it is clear the province doesn't not have enough vaccine to cover the 700,000 people in the demo. #bcpoli
On the P1 being linked the the Canucks, Dr. Bonnie Henry says she is not aware of this. Says the virus can break through even when testing and other barriers are in place. "This is a reminder the virus can spread very quickly." #bcpoli
On adapting to the virus, Dr. Henry says the measures are in 'place that we know will work'. Says the rules will be the same and people just need to follow them. "We had complacency." #bcpoli
On closing schools, Dr. Henry says 'of course we have talked about that'. Says cases up up when children are NOT in school. "Children need school. We know it is a safe place for them." #bced #bcpoli
On vaccinating younger front line workers and diverting Pfizer and Moderna, Dr. Henry says all of long higher risk work places have been targeted. #bcpoli
On whether the province is minimizing the variant and being reactive, Dr. Henry says everything is being treated as if it is a variant. "People are having more contacts now then they were a month ago." #bcpoli
On closing schools in hot zones like in Ontario, Dr. Henry says the highest risk in community is in Surrey. Says that is where BC has taken the greatest precautions. #bcpoli
Dr. Henry says workplaces will be shut down where there is transmission. "It is not simple to put bubble wrap around everyone and stop transmission." #bcpoli #covid19BC
On parties in Whistler, Dr. Henry says that 'is not the kind of behaviour we need right now'. #bcpoli
On lack of information on young people getting variants, Dr. Henry says 'I am not sure what you want' and says age info is available on the dashboard. (The variant info is not on the dashboard and the dashboard hasn't been updated in days) #bcpoli

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NEW - From April 3 to 4, we had 999 cases, and in the last 24-hours, we had a further 890 cases for a two-day total of 1,889 new cases. #bcpoli
These periods are in addition to April 1 to 2, when BC reported 1,018 cases, and April 2 and 3, when BC reported 1,072 cases. Those figures were provisional and have since been confirmed as 1,074 cases over April 1 to 2 and 1,077 cases over April 2 to 3. #bcpoli
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Health Minister Adrian Dix holding press conference. On online vaccine web portal. Says the system has been tested and 'we will see what happens tomorrow'. Asking people close to 1950 to register and others wait. #bcpoli
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NEW - There are 514 new cases of COVID-19 in BC. There are epi cases. There have been a total of 66,779 cases in BC. #bcpoli
NEW - There are 5 new COVID-19 deaths in BC. The total is now 1,189 COVID related deaths in BC. #bcpoli
NEW - The outbreak at Little Mountain LTC is now over. This has been the most devastating outbreak in the province. #bcpoli
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Dix is now circling back unbidden to comment about doing more. Says there are many people who are doing more. This has nothing to do with double masking. #bcpoli
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Global BC Town Hall underway with Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. #bcpoli
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