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

Eloise Marshall
April 20, 2021

Horgan added that the province has been working with the tourism industry to eliminate bookings from out-of-town travellers.

She says the child lived in Fraser Health and was receiving treatment at B.C. Children's Hospital in Vancouver.

There were eight COVID-19 related deaths recorded over the weekend, bringing the provincial total to 1,538.

The province is cracking down hard on travellers as COVID-19 cases continue to mount.

Dr. Bonnie Henry said the expectation is 60 per cent of B.C.'s population will have been vaccinated by the end of the May long weekend.

Latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows that as of April 3 there had been 52 hospital admissions for people aged under 10 in B.C., and four of those cases were in intensive care.

Out of 120,040 confirmed cases in the province, 108,919 have recovered.

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A total of 14,711 people are under active public health monitoring due to direct COVID-19 contact. We are doing this after a careful review of the evidence that initially led to a pause in the expanded AstraZeneca vaccine program for younger workers.

For a complete list of the 13 communities, as well as information to assist in determining if you reside in one of these communities. Anyone trying to book accommodations from outside of B.C. won't be able to do so for the next five weeks.

"Unless they're coming for essential business, they should not be here", said Premier John Horgan.

Current restrictions include a ban on indoor dining and fitness groups, as well as indoor social gatherings and events.

"Most importantly, I want people to think about those nurses and those care aides and those doctors and all of the people on our front lines who have been giving every single week, every single month, for over a year to keep British Columbians safe".

Let's do our part, to use our layers, to stay local and err on the side of caution, so we can put COVID-19 behind us.

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