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B.C. records highest number of new COVID-19 infections in almost six weeks

B.C. records highest number of new COVID-19 infections in almost six weeks

COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths continue to trend downward.
'Legitimate' questions raised about further delaying second vaccine doses: Ottawa

'Legitimate' questions raised about further delaying second vaccine doses: Ottawa

Officials also confirm weekly Pfizer shipments for final stretch of March
B.C. reports three new COVID-19 deaths – lowest daily total in 13 weeks

B.C. reports three new COVID-19 deaths – lowest daily total in 13 weeks

The number of outbreaks at seniors' homes has declined significantly since vaccines started to be administered in December.
Court dismisses B.C.'s injunction application to stop in-person church services

Court dismisses B.C.'s injunction application to stop in-person church services

Officials worry in-door religious services could increase COVID-19 infection chances and encourage viral spread.
Lack of funds, staffing harming B.C. legal system

Lack of funds, staffing harming B.C. legal system

Lawyers issue recommendations to ease access to justice
All First Nations on reserve to be vaccinated by end of March: First Nations Health Authority

All First Nations on reserve to be vaccinated by end of March: First Nations Health Authority

Up to 6k B.C.’ers may have to wait more than 42 days for second vaccine dose

Up to 6k B.C.’ers may have to wait more than 42 days for second vaccine dose

Dr. Bonnie Henry emphasizing vaccines will still be effective despite longer gaps between doses
COVID-19 update: B.C. formally extends provincial state of emergency

COVID-19 update: B.C. formally extends provincial state of emergency

The longest state of emergency in provincial history has been extended again.
B.C. detects 1,533 COVID-19 infections in past four days

B.C. detects 1,533 COVID-19 infections in past four days

26 more British Columbians died from the virus since Friday, raising the province's death toll from COVID-19 to 1,314.
Feds leaving it to provinces to request military help for vaccine rollout

Feds leaving it to provinces to request military help for vaccine rollout

Military already playing a role in rollout but it will be up to jurisdictions to request further assistance