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BC records 634 COVID cases in 24-hours, vaccination appointment bookings to start Monday

Health officials reported 634 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

Of the new cases, 149 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 365 were in the Fraser Health region, 26 in Island Health, 33 in Interior Health, and 60 in Northern Health.

In a written statement, Dr. Bonnie Henry also confirmed four new deaths, bringing BC's death toll to 1,380.

There are 255 people in hospital, a jump of 23 patients since last Friday, with 66 people currently in ICU.

BC's active case count now sits at 4,901, with 8,861 people under active public health monitoring.

To date, 311,208 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, 86,865 of which are second doses.

Starting March 8, call centres are open to book appointments for eligible seniors. You can call 7AM to 7PM (PST/PDT), 7...

Posted by Government of British Columbia on Friday, March 5, 2021

“Starting on Monday, vaccine appointment bookings for people over 90 and Indigenous people over 65 will get underway, with appointments available in communities provincewide," said Henry.

“We ask that anyone outside of this age group waits to call until their registration window begins. Regular updates will be provided to ensure everyone has the latest registration information."

For more information on booking vaccination appointments, click here.

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