'Circuit-breaker' COVID-19 restrictions extended to May 25 across B.C.

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		COVID-19		B.C. reports 2,960 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday

"This is not the time to load Winnipeg and travel around British Columbia".

Latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows that as of April 3 there had been 52 hospital admissions for people aged under 10 in B.C., and four of those cases were in intensive care.

There have been eight new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,538 deaths in British Columbia.

There are 9,353 active cases, including 441 patients are in the hospital. Henry said there had been no new health-care facility outbreaks.

Dix urged the public to do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19, which in turn limits the burden being placed on exhausted health-care workers who have been fighting the pandemic for more than a year.

As the COVID-19 case count remains high in B.C., it was the death of a child under the age of two that had an emotional impact on provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry this afternoon.

Those between 55 and 65 can also receive their AztraZeneca vaccine at a local pharmacy.

As of Friday, close to 1.3 million doses of the vaccines have been administered in B.C. We are doing this after a careful review of the evidence that initially led to a pause in the expanded AstraZeneca vaccine program for younger workers.

For a complete list of the 13 communities, as well as information to assist in determining if you reside in one of these communities.

Current restrictions include a ban on indoor dining and fitness groups, as well as indoor social gatherings and events.

"We know when we take action, we will always be two weeks behind".

Premier John Horgan also announced that new travel restrictions are coming this Friday.

Lead image: Hand sanitizer and a reminder at the entrance to a Kimberley business.