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COVID-19 waning in B.C., with hospital admissions, deaths and positive cases down

COVID-19 waning in B.C., with hospital admissions, deaths and positive cases down

New data suggest that a recent surge in COVID-19 activity in British Columbia appears to be waning, with the number of hospital admissions, deaths and positive tests all down sharply.
COVID-19 outbreak declared at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Saanich Peninsula Hospital

The number of cases was not revealed
Those over 80 not yet infected with COVID at high risk from infection: study

Those over 80 not yet infected with COVID at high risk from infection: study

Older seniors are being urged to get the updated shot to reduce their risk.
Health expert says pandemic isolation contributed to spike in B.C. overdose deaths

Health expert says pandemic isolation contributed to spike in B.C. overdose deaths

VICTORIA — The isolation protocols of the COVID-19 pandemic that kept people from gathering in groups contributed to an increase in drug overdose deaths in British Columbia, says a health expert. Illicit drug overdose deaths in B.C.
A shot of confusion: Some get flu-only bookings; supply ‘disparity’ means a wait for COVID shots

A shot of confusion: Some get flu-only bookings; supply ‘disparity’ means a wait for COVID shots

Pharmacy association says pharmacies received more flu vaccines than COVID vaccines.
COVID-19, flu shot invitations going out; long-term-care vaccinations started

COVID-19, flu shot invitations going out; long-term-care vaccinations started

Invitations for COVID-19 and flu vaccines in B.C. are being offered in a staggered fashion, starting with the most vulnerable.
COVID and flu shots to be offered in B.C. starting Oct. 10; masking in hospitals returns next week

COVID and flu shots to be offered in B.C. starting Oct. 10; masking in hospitals returns next week

“We need and we want everyone, when they’re invited to do so, to get vaccinated,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. “It’s important for influenza. It’s important for COVID-19.”
New COVID approach: Hospital masking returning, but less talk of outbreaks

New COVID approach: Hospital masking returning, but less talk of outbreaks

The province’s fall COVID-19 and flu-shot campaign is set to roll out.
British Columbia expects 'enhanced masking' in health-care settings, Dix says

British Columbia expects 'enhanced masking' in health-care settings, Dix says

British Columbia Health Minister Adrian Dix says an announcement is coming Thursday on new rules for the province's health-care facilities, include masking.
Up to 10 per cent of Quebec health-care workers have experienced long COVID: study

Up to 10 per cent of Quebec health-care workers have experienced long COVID: study

A study by Quebec's public health institute has found that between six and 10 per cent of the province's health-care workers have experienced long COVID.