NEW - There are 289 new cases of COVID-19 in BC, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 142,636 cases in British Columbia. #bcpoli
There are 3,782 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. A further 137,062 people who tested positive have recovered. #bcpoli
There are 301 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 93 of whom are in intensive care. #bcpoli
New cases by health authority:
Coastal - 70
Fraser - 176
Island - 3
Interior - 35
Northern - 4
Outside Canada - 1
NEW - There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 1,680 deaths in British Columbia. #bcpoli
NEW - 2,927,487 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to adults 18 and over in B.C., 148,580 of which are second doses. We will hit 3 million later this week. #bcpoli
This means 64.6% of all adults have received their first dose, or 59.8% of those 12 and older. #bcpoli

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27 May
NEW - British Columbia is moving COVID vaccine dose interval to 8 weeks, down from 13 weeks. #bcpoli
Dr. Bonnie Henry says the booster dose is crucial and builds on anti-bodies. "It provides more durable protection." #bcpoli
About 400,000 people will get invites today to book. #bcpoli
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26 May
NEW - There are 250 new cases of COVID in BC, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 142,886 cases in British Columbia.

Fewest new cases since October 29.
Lowest 7-day rolling average (327) since November 4.
Fewest active cases since November 5.
There are 3,580 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and a further 137,517 people who tested positive have recovered. #bcpoli
There are 296 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 97 of whom are in intensive care. #bcpoli
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25 May
Questions begin. First question is about one doses vs. two doses as measuring stick. Dr. Henry says different strains of virus is being watched very carefully. The province is watching variant spread carefully and techniques to cut transmission work against all strains. #bcpoli
On vaccine passports, Dr. Henry says work has been done with Ombudsman about how this could work. The province is worried about inequities for services and public access. Will be necessary for international travel. #bcpoli
Dr. Henry says she does not see vaccine passports for anything in BC. #bcpoli
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BREAKING - Here is BC's restart plan. There are a lot of details. BC wide travel encouraged by June 15 and no restrictions on social gatherings in your home by July 1. All based on keeping cases down and vaccines up. #bcpoli Image
This is what you need to know.
Starting today you can eat indoors with up to 6 people at a table. It does not have to be people in your same household. #bcpoli
Youth sports are back to games. So are adult rec sports. They can play games starting today OUTDOORS. #bcpoli
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NEW - There are 841 new cases of COVID-19, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 127,889 cases in British Columbia. #bcpoli
There are 8,009 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 11,657 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 118,057 people who tested positive have recovered. #bcpoli
NEW - Hospitalizations are going up again in BC.
There are 515 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 171 of whom are in intensive care. #bcpoli
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Health Minister Adrian Dix says more than 40,000 immunizations were done yesterday. Says 138,000 Pfizer doses have received. #bcpoli
Dix says over the next week in the aged base program those 58+ will receive notification to book tonight. Says Pfizer will double next week. By Monday the age invitations will speed up. #bcpoli
Dix says 'get registered'. "Anyone right now who hasn't registered that is 59 and above can register and book right away." #bcpoli
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