To start registering people 18 years and older for COVID-19 vaccines

Travel restrictions coming as circuit breaker extended

A child under the age of two has died as a result of complications from COVID-19. A further 108,919 people who tested positive have recovered.

As of Friday, there were 425 people battling the disease in hospital, with a record of 127 people in intensive care.

There are now 5,872 cases of COVID-19 that are confirmed variants of concern in our province.

There are 9,353 active cases, including 441 patients are in the hospital. This includes 3,908 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant, 71 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 1,893 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.

Another eight deaths were attributed to the virus over the weekend, bringing BC's death toll to 1,530.

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As per State Health Department figures, 47 deaths were reported as the death toll rose to 8,742. Maharashtra alone accounts for over 38 per cent of the total active caseload of the country.

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. Our condolences are with the family, friends, caregivers and communities of this child and with all the people who have passed away due to COVID-19. Henry said there had been no new health-care facility outbreaks.

The ministry says as of Saturday, 1.2 million people in B.C. have received their first vaccine dose.

People in BC aged 40 and over are now eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine through pharmacies. Anyone trying to book accommodations from outside of B.C. won't be able to do so for the next five weeks.

Officials revealed Monday that all the current public health orders related to the pandemic will remain in place until after the May long weekend, and that a new travel restriction banning people from moving between health regions for recreational reasons will be implemented on Friday.

Our hospitals are stretched, our health-care workers exhausted.

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