Northern Health Region Adds 130 Cases Friday, BC Residents Will Need Two Immunization Cards Soon | Energeticcity.ca
Of 14,577 cases recorded since last spring, 13,320 have since recovered.
With 1,635 doses of vaccine administered since Thursday, the total number of regional doses climbs to 375,192. Of these, 174,123 are second doses and 3,504 are considered “other” doses.
Provincial COVID-19 Data
The province added 649 cases on Friday, bringing the number of active cases to 5,106.
There are 365 people hospitalized, including 142 in intensive care.
As of Friday, 13 deaths from COVID-19 were reported, bringing the provincial total to 2,109.
Of the 200,898 cases recorded since last March, 193,325 have since recovered.
Another 16,567 doses of vaccine were administered, bringing the total number of doses in British Columbia to 8,120,494. Of these, 3,893,446 are second doses and 76,896 are considered “other” doses.
As of Friday, 89.4% of eligible British Columbians over the age of 12 had a single dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, and 83.9% had received both doses.
Federal vaccination passport not compatible with the BC Vaccine Card
The current British Columbia vaccination card is not in sync with the new Government of Canada proof of vaccination which will be available on October 30.
Premier John Horgan says the federal government needs more information to enable international travel than what is included on the BC map.
“I thought the federal government would manage international travel in its own way and that we would manage our domestic interactions until there was clarity on what was needed,” Horgan said Thursday.
Horgan also highlighted his concerns about the federal government’s travel testing rules, saying it didn’t make sense he could take a test in Vancouver, travel to the United States and return within 72 hours in using the same test.
He is concerned that residents are trying to take advantage of the system by faking symptoms to get a free test and using those results to travel.