8 people die over the weekend, as 42 more variant cases identified
B.C. health officials confirmed they had identified 42 more variant cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, as the province announced the second phase of its vaccine rollout plan on Monday.
In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said there were 1,478 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths over the last three days.
The number of hospitalized patients now stands at 236 people, 65 of whom are in intensive care.
Outbreaks at St. Paul’s Hospital, CareLife Fleetwood, George Derby Centre, Eden Gardens, Wexford Creek and Noric House have been declared over.
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