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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
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations drop in ninth straight data update

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations drop in ninth straight data update

Province to soon roll out free distribution of rapid tests
Expanding availability of B.C.'s rapid antigen tests

Expanding availability of B.C.'s rapid antigen tests

3 million rapid tests are expected to come from the federal government every week for the next month
qathet resident protests against federal emergency measures

qathet resident protests against federal emergency measures

Meghan McKenzie camped out in front of North Island-Powell River MP's office last weekend
B.C. has 44 COVID-19 deaths over long weekend

B.C. has 44 COVID-19 deaths over long weekend

COVID-19 hospitalizations, and ICU patient counts are the lowest in more than a month.
Kids' vaccination clinics aim to ease children's worries about shots

Kids' vaccination clinics aim to ease children's worries about shots

Specially trained staff, distraction tools and lots of patience help families get comfortable with COVID-19 vaccines
Some seniors worry as pandemic restrictions ease

Some seniors worry as pandemic restrictions ease

Dr. Bonnie Henry acknowledges that some people will feel vulnerable and have to make choices to protect their health.
'Pro-choice' B.C. gym ordered to close for six months for not following COVID-19 rules

'Pro-choice' B.C. gym ordered to close for six months for not following COVID-19 rules

A Kelowna gym that refused to use vaccine passports or ask for masks contrary to health orders has been ordered to shut down.
Five COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours; hospitalizations drop

Five COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours; hospitalizations drop

Two new outbreaks in health facilities, while intensive care cases have dropped from 120 to 113.
What’s the deal with COVID-19 rapid tests? Here’s what B.C. residents should know

What’s the deal with COVID-19 rapid tests? Here’s what B.C. residents should know

Health Minister Adrian Dix outlines plans for distributing millions of rapid antigen tests for students, families and the general public