Another 21 British Columbians have lost their lives to COVID-19, health officials said Thursday.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the fatalities, along with 673 new cases of the novel coronavirus, at a live briefing in Victoria.
It brought the province’s death toll to 713, more than double where it stood one month ago. According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s latest situation report, about 71 per cent of the province’s fatalities were associated with care home outbreaks.
Henry said 1,215 health care workers had now received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
“Starting next week we will be receiving weekly vaccine deliveries,” she said.
“We do expect and are planning for immunization clinics in every health region across the province starting early next week.”
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