2021-03-09 BC


Today: +550 cases including +167 of B.1.1.7, +2 of B.1.351, +13 of P.1), +2 deaths, +10,041 first doses, +13 second doses.

Currently 249 in hospital / 68 in ICU, 4,869 active cases, 8,971 under monitoring, 78,770 recovered.

Prince Rupert

The province is going to vaccinate everyone in Prince Rupert with the Moderna vaccine before 1 April, in a compressed age-based schedule. Everyone. As Justin McElroy of CBC says, this is reasonable. It’s a long way from anywhere, there are only 12K residents, it’s high levels of grinding poverty, a population which is ~50% indigenous, and one of the highest COVID infection rates in the province.

So not only does Prince Rupert badly, it’s probably also easier to compress the schedule into a month instead of keeping their ultra-fridge there for months and months.

Call Centre

Apparently, VCH believed Telus when Telus said they could handle the load. None of the other provinces did, but Telus was given a stern talking to and promised to do better. And they did.

Today: +14,830 bookings, bringing us to 29,779 total:

Health AuthorityBookings todayTotal
Vancouver Island2,8065,201
Fraser Health4,41613,138
Vancouver Coastal4,0674,436

I believe that there are about 55K people in this cohort, so we’re a little over halfway there!

Exposure Notices

Notices of exposures have been posted at a number of groceries and pharmacies across BC.