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COVID-positive hospitalizations stop falling in B.C.

COVID-positive hospitalizations stop falling in B.C.

Mar 23, 2022 / 3:55 pm

COVID-positive hospitalizations crept upwards by 1.5 per cent in B.C. in the past day. The provincial government announced Wednesday 269 new cases, including 73...

COVID-positive hospitalizations fall by over 6% in B.C. in past day

COVID-positive hospitalizations fall by over 6% in B.C. in past day

Mar 22, 2022 / 3:23 pm

COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by more than six per cent over the past day in B.C. The provincial government announced Tuesday 259 new coronavirus cases,...

COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by 2.7% in past day

COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by 2.7% in past day

Mar 18, 2022 / 3:20 pm

COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by more than two per cent over the past day. The provincial government announced 199 new COVID-19 cases, including 72 in...

Bump in COVID-19 cases 'not unexpected' as public health measures lifted, Tam says

Bump in COVID-19 cases 'not unexpected' as public health measures lifted, Tam says

Mar 18, 2022 / 8:53 am

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says increased COVID-19 transmission is "not unexpected" as public health measures are lifted and cases...

NACI recommends kids get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, calls Moderna suitable alternative

NACI recommends kids get Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, calls Moderna suitable alternative

Mar 18, 2022 / 8:48 am

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization has released new guidelines that favour giving kids a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine over the newly approved...

Two years in, no moving on from COVID-19 for Canada's exhausted health-care workers

Two years in, no moving on from COVID-19 for Canada's exhausted health-care workers

Mar 18, 2022 / 6:55 am

COVID-19 cases continue to roll into the two Toronto-area hospitals where Eram Chhogala works as a trauma nurse. The numbers have dwindled to a stream instead...

Moderna seeks FDA authorization for 4th dose of COVID vaccine

Moderna seeks FDA authorization for 4th dose of COVID vaccine

Mar 18, 2022 / 6:50 am

Drugmaker Moderna asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday to authorize a fourth shot of its COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose for all adults....

COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by 9.4% in past day

COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by 9.4% in past day

Mar 17, 2022 / 3:23 pm

COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by more than nine per cent over the past day. The provincial government announced 240 new COVID-19 cases, including 66 in...

Vaccinated travellers won't need COVID-19 test to enter Canada as of April 1

Vaccinated travellers won't need COVID-19 test to enter Canada as of April 1

Mar 17, 2022 / 7:55 am

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says vaccinated travellers will no longer need to show a COVID-19 test to enter Canada beginning April 1. Incoming...

Central Okanagan School District pauses implementation of vaccine-or-test mandate

Central Okanagan School District pauses implementation of vaccine-or-test mandate

Mar 16, 2022 / 11:19 am

School District 23 has put a temporary halt to implementation of its vaccine-or-test mandate for staff and trustees. In January, the board voted to require...

COVID-positive hospitalizations fall by just under 4% in last day

COVID-positive hospitalizations fall by just under 4% in last day

Mar 15, 2022 / 3:24 pm

COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by just under four per cent over the past day. The provincial government announced 237 new coronavirus cases, including 69...

COVID’s arrival caught B.C. authorities deeply unprepared, documents show

COVID’s arrival caught B.C. authorities deeply unprepared, documents show

Mar 14, 2022 / 2:21 pm

British Columbia’s second mask mandate is over, two years after provincial officials discouraged the public from wearing face masks and promoted...

China battles multiple new outbreaks of 'stealth omicron'

China battles multiple new outbreaks of 'stealth omicron'

Mar 14, 2022 / 6:55 am

China banned most people from leaving a coronavirus-hit northeastern province and mobilized military reservists Monday as the fast-spreading “stealth...

Thousands of deaths, millions of vaccines: A look at COVID-19 in Canada by the numbers

Thousands of deaths, millions of vaccines: A look at COVID-19 in Canada by the numbers

Mar 14, 2022 / 6:25 am

It's been two years since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Here's a look at the pandemic by the numbers in Canada. 3.3...

Experts cautiously optimistic as COVID-19 pandemic enters third year

Experts cautiously optimistic as COVID-19 pandemic enters third year

Mar 13, 2022 / 6:27 am

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into a third year, many experts are expressing cautious optimism that Canada has passed the need for lockdowns and the...

COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by more than 5%

COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by more than 5%

Mar 11, 2022 / 4:05 pm

COVID-positive hospitalizations fell by more than five per cent in the past day. The provincial government announced Thursday 288 new COVID-19 cases were...

Kamloops chamber endorse decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Kamloops chamber endorse decision to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Mar 11, 2022 / 3:01 pm

A decision by the province to begin the easing of restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 is welcome news to the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and its members....

China locks down city of 9 million amid new spike in COVID cases

China locks down city of 9 million amid new spike in COVID cases

Mar 11, 2022 / 6:48 am

China on Friday ordered a lockdown of the 9 million residents of the northeastern city of Changchun amid a new spike in COVID-19 cases in the area attributed to...

Second pandemic anniversary doesn't mark end of COVID-19

Second pandemic anniversary doesn't mark end of COVID-19

Mar 11, 2022 / 6:40 am

The news conference at the beginning of 2020 wasn’t all that different from the many Dr. Howard Njoo had held in the past. The public health veteran...

Central Okanagan School board chair not sure what will happen with staff vaccine directive

Central Okanagan School board chair not sure what will happen with staff vaccine directive

Mar 11, 2022 / 4:00 am

The chair of the Central Okanagan School District's Board of Education says they will need more information from the province before determining the fate of...

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