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841 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; 74 in Interior Health

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
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April 28, 2021 - 3:42 PM

B.C. health officials reported 841 new cases of COVID-19 today, 74 of which were in Interior Health.

That raises the total since the start of the pandemic to 127,889 cases. Of these, 8,009 are  active and 515 people are hospitalized, with 171 of whom are in intensive care.

There have been five new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,576 deaths.

"Today, on this National Day of Mourning, we pause to remember and honour the people whose lives have been lost through work - whether a result of COVID-19, another illness or injury," provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said in a press release issued today, April 28.

"We want everyone to go home from work safely every day, and we all have a part to play - it is about holding steady with our own individual efforts, to keep our loved ones and ourselves safe. We know what we need to do, and it is the small, simple steps that make the biggest difference... We are on our path, and while there may be obstacles to overcome along the way, by staying with our layers of protection, staying small and local, and following all of the orders in place, we will be able to put the pandemic behind us."

Since vaccinations have been made available 1,705,409 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 89,725 of which are second doses.

Anyone in B.C. who is 18 years and older is now eligible to register for their vaccine on the Get Vaccinated website.

People 59 and older can now also take the next step of booking their appointment, and are encouraged to do that right away as it will open up to people 58 and older at midnight tonight.

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