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Nearly 20 per cent of eligible B.C. residents have received COVID-19 vaccine

BY The Canadian Press, Apr 7, 2021 6:24 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Dr. Bonnie Henry gives her daily media briefing regarding COVID-19 for the province of British Columbia in Victoria, B.C. (Photo - B.C. Government)

Almost 20 per cent of those who are eligible for a vaccine in British Columbia have had their shot.

A joint statement from provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix says 946,096 doses of the three vaccines have been administered, and of those, more than 87,000 were second doses.

The province recorded another 997 new cases on Wednesday and two more deaths.

There are 330 people in hospital and the number in intensive care has grown to 105.

Additional genome sequencing hasn't been completed since the Tuesday report, so the number for variants of concern remains at 3,766 confirmed cases, most of them the variant first detected in the United Kingdom.

More than 300,000 people have registered online to get on the list for vaccinations, while those 70 and older, Indigenous people 18 and over and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable are able to book appointments.

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