BC health officials report 1,889 new COVID-19 cases since Saturday

Douglas County reports 27 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday; 195 remain active

Please note that some data are not available over the long weekend, including data on variants and hospitalizations.

British Columbia health officials announced 1,889 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Saturday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 104,061.

Ninety British Columbians are in intensive care.

In a joint written statement on Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that 999 cases were reported from Saturday to Sunday, and 890 cases were recorded from Sunday to Monday. Six patients at Lawrence's hospital had COVID-19 on Monday, four more than Thursday.

To date, almost 770,000 eligible British Columbians - or one in six - have received their first dose of vaccine, and more than 87,000 have received their second dose.

Those aged 55 to 65 and living in the Lower Mainland also have the option of booking at pharmacies to get an Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as part of a parallel program.

Henry and Dix say people should stay in their own community or health authority while vacationing, and limit their travel to day trips or overnight stays in a local campground or hotel. The number of people in intensive care grew by nearly 20 per cent over the same period to 96 as 916 variant cases appeared.

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