Signs discouraging travel into B.C. to be posted along Alberta border

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Last winter, the first death from COVID-19 in Canada was also reported in B.C., an elderly man living at the Lynn Valley Care Centre.

There are now 441 people in hospital, an increase of 73 patients from last week, with 138 people in intensive care, an increase of 17 patients.

"It is a true tragedy and it's a reflection of the impact this virus is having across our community", she said of the child who had some pre-existing issues and died at B.C. Children's Hospital.

Out of 120,040 confirmed cases in the province, 108,919 have recovered. From Friday to Saturday there were 1,027 cases, 933 from Saturday to Sunday, and 1,000 from Sunday to Monday.

There have been eight new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,538 deaths in British Columbia. The two were admitted to intensive care due to the disease - described by B.C. Children's Hospital Dr.

In addition to our age-based and worker programs, we are expanding vaccinations for people aged 40 and up who are now also eligible to receive their AstraZeneca vaccine at their local pharmacy.

Horgan said the province has also been working with representatives from the tourism industry "to reduce - in fact, eliminate - bookings from people outside of a particular area".

As a result of the current levels of transmission in B.C., the provincial health officer orders that were set to expire today will be extended for a further five weeks, through to May 24, at midnight. These health orders prohibit indoor dining, indoor group fitness, public worship by faith communities, and gathering with people outside one's household, among other activities.

Premier John Horgan says the province's goal is to restrict people's ability to leave their health authority. "We can not thank them enough".

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