Infant dies from COVID-19 at B.C. Children's Hospital

Katie Ramirez
April 20, 2021

This results in 2,960 new cases, for a total of 120,040 cases in British Columbia.

"It is a true tragedy and it's a reflection of the impact this virus is having across our community", she said of the child who had some pre-existing issues and died at B.C. Children's Hospital.

The province is cracking down hard on travellers as COVID-19 cases continue to mount.

There are 441 people in hospital with the virus in B.C., with 138 in critical or intensive care.

There have been eight new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,538 deaths in British Columbia. Our condolences are with the family, friends, caregivers and communities of this child and with all the people who have passed away due to COVID-19.

Another 108,919 people are considered fully recovered, or 91 per cent of all recorded cases.

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The province also expanded eligibility for the AstraZeneca vaccine to everyone 40 and up, with Henry and Dix noting an alarming spike in hospitalizations among the 40 to 59 age group.

In addition, we will be establishing specific AstraZeneca vaccine clinics in the 13 communities with the highest identified transmission in community. "The tourism operator in that community will not book you", Horgan said.

And when it comes to potential consequences for those found to be flouting the new travel orders, Horgan said the Provincial Health Officer would be working with the Ministry of Public Safety "to make sure this is not overly complicated".

The province is also extending measures that ban indoor dining and adult activities at gyms for another five weeks, matching the length of the travel restrictions.

Let's do our part, to use our layers, to stay local and err on the side of caution, so we can put COVID-19 behind us.

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