Record COVID-19 cases reached this April Long Weekend

From Thursday April 1st to Friday April 2nd 1018 people tested positive for the virus, according to Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. In the last 24 hours, 1072 new cases were recorded. Prior to this weekend, the daily record was 1,013 — set on March 31.

Most of the 2090 new cases are concentrated in the Lower Mainland with 1052 new cases in the Fraser Health region 709 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

So far, 856,801 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 87,455 of which are second doses.

Dix and Henry say the program that allows people between 55 – 65 to get the AstraZeneca vaccine at a pharmacy is going to be expanded beyond the Lower Mainland. By the end of next week, the province plans to make this option available in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Parksville, Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Vernon, and Victoria.

All British Columbians are being warned against travel over the long weekend.

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