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B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall below 600

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall below 600

12 more COVID-19 deaths raise province's pandemic death toll to 2,851.
Safety alert: Here's why some COVID-19 rapid tests in Canada may pose health risks

Safety alert: Here's why some COVID-19 rapid tests in Canada may pose health risks

Health Canada is warning Canadians that there have been calls to poison control centres.
Group plans rally in qathet region in support of public health pandemic initiatives

Group plans rally in qathet region in support of public health pandemic initiatives

Participants want to acknowledge efforts put in place during COVID-19 era
B.C.'s COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to 612

B.C.'s COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to 612

Nine new deaths raises B.C.'s pandemic death toll to 2,840.
Free COVID-test kits for people 70 and older as early as Friday; wider distribution as supply increases

Free COVID-test kits for people 70 and older as early as Friday; wider distribution as supply increases

New two-dose Novavax vaccine to be available in B.C. within 10 days, Dr. Bonnie Henry says, and supplies of treatments for those who test positive for COVID-19 have increased.
Court petitioned to stop termination of B.C. public servants who didn't comply with vaccine mandate

Court petitioned to stop termination of B.C. public servants who didn't comply with vaccine mandate

One of the four public servants was supposed to be fired but the process could take at least two weeks
Disciplinary proceedings started against B.C. doctor who calls COVID-19 vaccine 'lethal'

Disciplinary proceedings started against B.C. doctor who calls COVID-19 vaccine 'lethal'

B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons has been investigating Dr. Hoffe since October 2021 but slow to act
Dr. Henry will review remaining restrictions as COVID trends remain 'encouraging'

Dr. Henry will review remaining restrictions as COVID trends remain 'encouraging'

The number of COVID-19 cases across British Columbia are “levelling off”
Here’s how you can get a COVID anti-viral pill in B.C.

Here’s how you can get a COVID anti-viral pill in B.C.

The province is making two anti-viral treatments, the Paxlovid pills and a Sotrovimab infusion, available to people sick with COVID-19 and at severe risk of illness.
40 COVID-19 cases reported in qathet region from February 13 to 19

40 COVID-19 cases reported in qathet region from February 13 to 19

Report follows previous reporting period (February 6 to 12) with 44 cases