Thurston County adds 23 new COVID-19 cases Monday

More than 140000 COVID-19 vaccine shots given in Minnesota

Bonnie Henry announced on Monday that 22 people had died since Friday, bringing the provincial total to 1,010.

More than 1,100 were in intensive care.

In total, there are 50 active outbreaks in the long-term care and assisted living sectors in B.C.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose by 23 on Monday, according to the county Department of Public Health and Social Services.

The new outbreak is located at Hart House in Victoria, which is owned and operated by Trillium Communities.

One of the fatalities was within Island Health, where 13 people have died.

British Columbia's top doctor says the first dose of a vaccine for COVID-19 gives "amazing" immunity, so the government's decision to allow for a 35-day gap before the second dose is administered is rooted in science. Dr.

The intent is for vaccines to be distributed as widely as possible, rather than giving a smaller group of people increased protection within the next three months.

State Sen. Mike Cierpiot, R-Lee's Summit, is encouraging those who live or work in Jackson County to consider filling out a COVID-19 vaccine survey with the Jackson County Health Department in order to help determine their eligibility for a COVID-19 vaccine. When you provide the second dose, that's what we call priming the immune system with the first dose.

The authority says it has identified 32 cases among people who are linked to Canim Lake and live in the area, which is near 100 Mile House.

Once a second dose is administered, the Pfizer vaccine improves to 94.4 per cent effective while the Moderna vaccine rises to 95.2 per cent effective for a longer period of time. Check back for updates.



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