Three days of COVID-19 data this afternoon at 2pm

Kovit Planning travel restrictions the long weekend of May BC

Today, we are reporting three periods: from April 16 to 17, we had 1,027 new cases, from April 17 to 18 we had 933 new cases and in the last 24 hours, we had a further 1,000 new cases. "This is not the time to load Winnipeg and travel around British Columbia".

As of Friday, there were 425 people battling the disease in hospital, with a record of 127 people in intensive care.

2,960 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.

"All current guidelines and orders will remain in place", the province confirmed on Monday.

There are 9,353 active cases, including 441 patients are in the hospital.

The child was one of eight people who died from COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the provincial total of 1,538.

"Our thoughts and prayers and condolences go to the family of this child, and to all of the families and care providers who I know have been so affected by caring for people and who have lost loved ones in this pandemic", she said.

As well, people aged 55 to 65 have the option to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine by booking through a pharmacy. Anyone trying to book accommodations from outside of B.C. won't be able to do so for the next five weeks. Those restrictions most notably include a ban on indoor dining and group fitness classes, which the province has said are among the workplaces that see the highest rates of transmission. The Expedited Workplace Closure order also remains in place.

Horgan says Public Safety Minster Mike Farnworth is expected to provide more details about the travel restrictions on Friday.

Our hospitals are stretched, our health-care workers exhausted.

"We need to take action together", Dix said.

Lead image: Hand sanitizer and a reminder at the entrance to a Kimberley business.

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