BC adds 908 COVID-19 cases, largest single-day total since November

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Of the total cases, 258 are active and the remaining people have recovered.

The new cases reported today include 425 individuals aged 19 and under, 731 people between 20 and 39 years old, 600 people between 40 and 59 years old, 293 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 43 people aged 80 and over.

Anthony Dale says 401 people with COVID-19 are now in intensive care units across Ontario and it appears that number is set to rise past a previous pandemic peak of 420 people.

One more death was confirmed on Monday.

Ontario reported 2,094 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the province as well as 10 new deaths and 1,524 newly resolved cases.

Health officials said today the new cases all involve close contacts of previously reported infections, including one probable case identified Friday at Sackville Heights Junior High in Lower Sackville. "We are taking the precaution of suspending the use of this vaccine for people who are under age 55 for the next few days".

Where are the new COVID-19 cases?

"The latest data continues to show some worrying trends throughout the province, and variants of concern remain a significant threat to public health". There has been eight confirmed cases of the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7) strain and one case of the South African (B.1.351) variant of concern.

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John Tory says three new COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics will open Monday, but there are still many appointments unfilled. "Occasionally, an additional dose (6th dose) is successfully extracted and administered to clients".

Of the active cases, 294 individuals are now hospitalized with COVID-19 a slight decrease from Thursday's data with 81 of whom are in intensive care, up by two.

On March 11, Henry amended the public health order on social gatherings, permitting groups of no more than 10 people to gather outdoors and they announced limited indoor religious services would be allowed this spring. There are also three people who usually reside outside of Canada.

The province has reported 75 new hospitalizations since yesterday, and eight new admissions of COVID-19 patients to intensive care units.

The city is firmly in the red (Control) zone of the provincial framework with steadily increasing case counts, test positivity rates and other key indicators rising in Ottawa and across the province.

1,494 lab-confirmed cases of the United Kingdom variant strain of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7).

The province's daily pandemic update says Regina remains the area with the most confirmed variants of concern, with 83 per cent of those cases.

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