Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.

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Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C. for March 11, 2021.

We’ll provide summaries of what’s going on in B.C. right here so you can get the latest news at a glance. This page will be updated regularly throughout the day, with developments added as they happen.

Check back here for more updates throughout the day. You can also get the latest COVID-19 news delivered to your inbox weeknights at 7 p.m. by subscribing to our newsletter here.


B.C.’S COVID-19 CASE NUMBERS

As of March 10:

Total number of confirmed cases: 85,650 (4,861 active)
• New cases since March 9: 531
• Total deaths: 1,394 (1 new)
• Hospitalized cases: 244
• Intensive care: 66
• Total vaccinations: 268,380 people are immunized, of whom 86,960 have had a second dose.
• Cases under public health monitoring: 9,051
• Recovered: 79,309
• Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 17

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B.C. GUIDES AND LINKS

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B.C. COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool


LATEST NEWS ON COVID-19 IN B.C.

1 p.m. – Health officials are set to share latest figures and modelling on COVID-19 in B.C.

Health officials are expected to update the number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries across the province. They will also provide the latest epidemiological modelling.

5 a.m. – B.C. says it can speed up COVID 19 vaccine roll out for elderly after slow start 

The British Columbia government says it will speed up its COVID-19 vaccine roll out after a slow start this week.

Health Minister Adrian Dix says as of noon today, health authorities across the province can schedule COVID-19 vaccine

appointments for people aged 85 and older.

Health authorities started scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for people aged 90 and older Indigenous people 65 years and up on Monday, but the phone system experienced major delays.

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Dix says after the rough start the appointment scheduling system has caught up to the point where it can now begin to book the lower age group, several days ahead of the original March 15 date.

The government has been under pressure in the legislature from the Opposition Liberals to provide answers about the government’s contract with Telus, the provider whose call centres for COVID-19 vaccine appointments were swamped.

Dix says vast improvements have been made since Monday and the system’s capacity to book people for COVID-19 vaccines has expanded.

Telus apologized for the bumpy start when many people experienced repeated busy signals and messages telling them to call back later.

12 a.m.– AstraZeneca arrives in B.C. 

There were 531 cases of COVID-19 reported in B.C. on Wednesday, including 51 variants of concern. There are 4,861 active cases in the province, of which 109 are variant cases.

There have been 268,380 people vaccinated in B.C., of whom 86,960 have received a second dose.

One person died over the past day, bringing that toll to 1,394.

“We are now starting to receive supplies of the AstraZeneca – SII Covishield vaccine. This additional vaccine supply will be used to supplement our age-based provincewide immunization program,” said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

“In particular, we will use this vaccine to assist with outbreak response in communities and within high-risk industries.

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B.C. VACCINE TRACKER



LOCAL RESOURCES for COVID-19 information

Here are a number of information and landing pages for COVID-19 from various health and government agencies.

B.C. COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool

Vancouver Coastal Health – Information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

HealthLink B.C. – Coronavirus (COVID-19) information page

B.C. Centre for Disease Control – Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Government of Canada – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

– With files from The Canadian Press

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