County reports two COVID-19 fatalities, 62 new cases Monday

B.C. sets record for new COVID-19 cases on April 2, and again April 3

B.C. sets record for new COVID-19 cases on April 2, and again April 3

The news comes amid spiking case numbers and worries about variants of concern in B.C., with a record-high daily total on Saturday of 1,077 new infections and an outbreak on the Vancouver Canucks hockey team.

The latest numbers mean the province has identified an average of 960 cases per day over the last week, setting a new record.

He also noted that some individual hospitals are struggling with large numbers of COVID-19 patients, including Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.

The statement puts the number of hospitalized patients at 318 people, 96 of whom are in intensive care.

A Driftwood man in his 90s and a San Marcos man in his 60s died of COVID-19, the Hays County Local Health Department announced Monday. A total of 94,806 people who tested positive have recovered.

"All of the measures that can control COVID-19 are the best measures to deal with the variants".

San Marcos has 174 active cases - a 10-case increase since Thursday- and there have been 6,172 total cases.

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The county's ethnic breakdown stated 49.1% of county residents diagnosed with the coronavirus are Hispanic, while 34.5% of county residents diagnosed with the disease are non-Hispanic and 16.4% don't have a specified ethnicity. There are now 2,772 Texans hospitalized by the coronavirus, according to the DSHS. They are among 762 additional cases in the state. There are now 103 active cases, according to the university's dashboard.

San Marcos Consolidated ISD reported zero COVID-19 cases among students for the week of March 29.

Health officials have pointed to emerging evidence that on top of being easier to spread, B.1.1.7 and P.1 can cause more severe illness, including in younger people.

Prior to this development, people had to call and book appointments for a COVID-19 vaccine.

The online registration system for vaccinations was supposed to open April 12, but Premier John Horgan said in a news release that the earlier launch marks a "major milestone" in B.C.'s fight against COVID-19.

If B.C.'s vaccine supply is delivered as scheduled, everyone in B.C. who is eligible for the vaccine will receive their first dose by the end of June.

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