No new health-care facility outbreaks declared in B.C.

VICTORIA — Six more people have died of COVID-19 in British Columbia, bringing the death toll to 2,989 since the pandemic began.  The Health Ministry says hospitalizations due to the virus have increased slightly to 288 people as of Monday, up from 260…

VICTORIA — Six more people have died of COVID-19 in British Columbia, bringing the death toll to 2,989 since the pandemic began. 

The Health Ministry says hospitalizations due to the virus have increased slightly to 288 people as of Monday, up from 260 on Friday. 

There are currently 48 people in intensive care. 

The ministry says there have been no new health-care facility outbreaks and one has been declared over.

That brings the total number of health centre outbreaks to six across the province.

The ministry says 91.4 per cent of residents aged 12 and over have received their second shot of a vaccine, while 59.2 per cent have had a third dose.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 28, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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