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B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations dips to one-month low

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations dips to one-month low

Number of those in ICU with the disease is lowest since mid-June
Health Canada warns of counterfeit COVID-19 rapid test kits

Health Canada warns of counterfeit COVID-19 rapid test kits

People suspecting they have counterfeit kits should not use them and can report them to Health Canada.
B.C. COVID-19 ICU patient count at two-month high

B.C. COVID-19 ICU patient count at two-month high

Most pandemic data metrics have been relatively flat in past month
Did Canada's COVID-19 travel restrictions slow the spread of the virus? UBC experts weigh in

Did Canada's COVID-19 travel restrictions slow the spread of the virus? UBC experts weigh in

Researchers say there are several factors to consider.
Young children can now receive a COVID-19 vaccination at clinics in VCH region

Young children can now receive a COVID-19 vaccination at clinics in VCH region

Vancouver Coastal Health is vaccinating six-month-olds and older, following Health Canada’s approval in mid-July.
B.C.’s COVID-19 hospitalizations tick down slightly

B.C.’s COVID-19 hospitalizations tick down slightly

While hospitalizations have dropped, deaths have grown over the past week.
New study shows effects from spousal death during COVID-19

New study shows effects from spousal death during COVID-19

Those who lost a spouse during the COVID-19 pandemic are at a greater risk of loneliness or depression in comparison to widows and widowers pre-pandemic.
Wuhan market ground zero for COVID-19 pandemic, confirm two studies

Wuhan market ground zero for COVID-19 pandemic, confirm two studies

“There's a very, very strong case that the Huanan market was indeed the epicentre,” said one of the researchers.
B.C. man dealing with a paralysis reaction to COVID vaccine frustrated by slow government support

B.C. man dealing with a paralysis reaction to COVID vaccine frustrated by slow government support

Julian Scholefield said the paralysis came over the course of a few hours, just 12 days after he received his second dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Serious COVID-19 infections dip slightly in B.C.

Serious COVID-19 infections dip slightly in B.C.

Hospitalizations, the ICU patient count and deaths are all slightly below that of a week ago
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