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COVID-19: Less than 1,100 jabs in B.C. a day as vaccine supplies dry up – Vancouver Sun

COVID-19: Less than 1,100 jabs in B.C. a day as vaccine supplies dry up – Vancouver Sun

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There are now 4,393 active cases of the disease in B.C., of which 241 are being treated in hospital with 68 of those in critical.

Over 6,800 people are in self quarantine after being exposed to the virus.

Henry said there had been an outbreak at the Highridge Home and Singh House group home in Kamloops.

Six staff members had tested positive at the two private 24-hour support facilities located on separate floors in the same building.

Overall there are 32 active outbreaks in health-care facilities.

On Super Bowl Sunday, WorkSafeBC inspectors went to 100 pubs, bars and restaurants in B.C., after 130 inspections in the lead up to the big event.

On Tuesday, the Crown corporation reported that violation orders were issued at 32 of those locations – or 13 per cent. The violations were for having a stale COVID-19 safety plan, not posting occupancy limits, no daily health care checks for workers and inadequate physical distancing and cleaning.

This came a week after a WorkSafeBC blitz in Whistler where orders were made at 35 of the 62 sites visited by inspectors.

Surrey RCMP also attended an illegal venue on Super Bowl Sunday on the 10600 block of King George Boulevard and fined the organizers and 22 attendees.

dcarrigg@postmedia.com


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Published at Wed, 10 Feb 2021 01:18:45 +0000

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