Health officials are set to provide a Tuesday update on British Columbia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry will speak at a news conference at 3 p.m. that will be carried live on BC1, on our website, the Global BC Facebook page and CKNW.
3:54Details of B.C.’s mass vaccination plan begin to emerge
Details of B.C.’s mass vaccination plan begin to emerge
The update comes a day after the province reported 1,428 cases and eight deaths over a three-day period. Story continues below advertisement
The province also recorded 28 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants of concern, for a total of 101 cases. Trending Stories
1:32B.C. officials reassure parents, students and staff after COVID-19 variants found in seven schools
B.C. officials reassure parents, students and staff after COVID-19 variants found in seven schools
Seven schools in the Fraser Valley have reported cases involving a COVID-19 variant of concern, but the province has not moved to implement a request of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation to expand the mask mandate to elementary school students.Dr. Réka Gustafson, deputy provincial health officer, said at a news conference Monday the policy on masks in schools is based on the ability of individuals to comply with it. Story continues below advertisement
The province said Monday that 218,726 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, 55,057 of which are second doses.— With files from Amy Judd and The Canadian Press
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