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Richmond COVID-19 cases fall by half

Richmond COVID-19 cases fall by half

COVID-19 outbreaks persist at two long-term care facilities in Richmond.
More than 100 people have tested positive in Richmond’s 2 care home outbreaks

More than 100 people have tested positive in Richmond’s 2 care home outbreaks

The Ministry of Health's latest weekly report on COVID-19 cases in long-term care homes has been released
COVID-19 infections in B.C. surpass 60,000, as hospitalizations fall

COVID-19 infections in B.C. surpass 60,000, as hospitalizations fall

Hospitalizations are at a three-week low; ICU residency at lowest level in seven weeks
B.C. could see 5,000 cases a day by March due to U.K. variant: SFU researcher

B.C. could see 5,000 cases a day by March due to U.K. variant: SFU researcher

By Jan. 14, four cases of the U.K. variant have been found in B.C.; researchers say as few as 20 could signal the variant is on a path to dominate the province, prompting a call to tighten border security and surveillance of returning travellers
Canada's Pfizer vaccine deliveries reduced 'for short period'

Canada's Pfizer vaccine deliveries reduced 'for short period'

Ottawa believes Pfizer will ultimately deliver committed doses by end of March
Prince George MLA, Interim Liberal leader urging B.C. to tap into COVID-19 rapid-test stockpile for care-home use

Prince George MLA, Interim Liberal leader urging B.C. to tap into COVID-19 rapid-test stockpile for care-home use

First South African COVID-19 variant found in B.C.

First South African COVID-19 variant found in B.C.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has identified the province’s first case of the South African variant of the coronavirus, announced provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry Thursday.
Active COVID-19 cases in B.C. fall to lowest total in almost 10 weeks

Active COVID-19 cases in B.C. fall to lowest total in almost 10 weeks

536 people detected with virus in the past day in B.C., while seven seniors die
B.C. seniors advocate launches review into province's deadliest outbreaks

B.C. seniors advocate launches review into province's deadliest outbreaks

B.C.’s senior advocate is launching a review into some of the most deadly COVID-19 outbreaks in the province’s long-term care sector.
Daily COVID-19 vaccinations jump as more doses arrive in B.C.

Daily COVID-19 vaccinations jump as more doses arrive in B.C.

Province vaccinates 6,315 people in one day