B.C.’s daily COVID-19 cases reach another record high

James Marshall
April 4, 2021

During the period of April 1 to 2, there were 1,018 cases recorded, and from April 2 to 3, there were 1,072 cases.

Henry and Dix did not provide an update on the number of deaths in the province on Saturday.

The very first case of COVID-19 in Canada was confirmed at Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on January 25. Today's update did not specify whether there had been any additional deaths to add to the 1,463 previously reported deaths.

Given rising case counts, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, reissued the plea to stay close to home this long weekend.

Canada hit a grim milestone on Saturday when the country officially surpassed one million COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

For example, it did not say how many British Columbians are fighting the virus in hospitals, although it said there are 90 people in intensive care units with the virus.

The update includes two days' worth of information, after officials took a break from daily updates on Good Friday.

It also did not provide an update on the number of people who have been infected with variants of concern, which are thought to spread more easily, or the overall number of people known to be actively infected.

The day before, from April 1 to April 2, there were 1,018 cases, also breaking the previous record of 1,013 from March 31.

The new cases pushed the province's rolling seven-day average to a new record high of 908.

"An important reminder for everyone is that we should not be travelling outside our community or health authority for vacation or recreation right now".

Instead, they recommend day trips and stay-cations.

To date, 856,801 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 87,455 of which are second doses.

Vaccine appointments are now open for seniors aged 72 and up, Indigenous people over the age of 18 and people that the province has deemed to be clinically extremely vulnerable. People between the ages of 55 and 65 are also eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine in the Lower Mainland.

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