There are 508 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 63,484 cases in British Columbia. There have been nine new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,128 deaths in British Columbia.
There are two new health-care facility outbreaks at Royal Inland Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital. The outbreak at Queen’s Park Care Centre is now over.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mulls mandatory hotel quarantine for returning travellers. B.C. has been caller for stricter policies around enforcing the Quarantine Act. This would help.
Let me be very clear: Nobody should be taking a vacation abroad right now. If you’ve got one planned, cancel it - and don’t book a trip for spring break. We need to hang on and hold tight for the next few months, and get through to the spring in the best shape possible.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 22, 2021
BC rolled out its massive vaccine plan in detail today where priority on who gets the vaccine is based on age group.