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BC sets new record for one-day new COVID-19 cases

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Three additional deaths were reported, for a total death toll of 1,458.

In Jackson County, young adults in their 20s have had the highest number of new COVID-19 cases since cases began to surge, which follows statewide trends.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases is now at the highest point it's ever been.

"We are back to where we were in mid-January", she said.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case reported in Saline County. Do this by staying small, staying outside and staying with your same group of close contacts.

Public health is now monitoring 11,468 people across B.C. who in self-isolation because COVID-19 exposure. Any residents with questions about COVID-19 or the vaccine interest form may call Douglas County's help line at 785-864-9000. Of the total cases, 102,471 have recovered.

Across the province, another 871 COVID-19 cases were diagnosed overnight, with 13,739 tests completed for a positivity rate of 6.3 per cent.

AstraZeneca doses were initially meant to go to frontline workers, leaving the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech supplies for the province's age-based immunization schedule, but those plans were put on hold over concerns about rare cases of blood clotting in people below the age of 55 who received the AstraZeneca vaccine.

A delay in data means there was no number of new variant of concern cases in the statement.

"Second, the more people who receive a vaccine, the safer we all are, which is why we are working around the clock to get vaccines into arms as quickly as possible".

A breakthrough case is confirmed with a positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a positive antigen test in an individual more than two weeks after they have received their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Washington State Department of Health.

With the Easter long weekend coming up, provincial officials once again asked British Columbians to avoid leisure travel outside of their communities.

"Right now, we are waiting on Health Canada's recommendations to determine what adjustments we may need to make to this immunization stream as a result of the safety signal for those under 55", they say.

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