BC health officials said on Monday that 1,475 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the province since Friday, bringing the provincially recorded total to 58,107.
Twenty-two more people have died of the virus, the lowest three-day total since November.
"There are 5,220 active cases of COVID-19 in the province", Henry and Dix said in a statement.
Henry noted that there was "no difference between the people who got (their second dose) at day 19 and those who got it at day 42".
"We did not make this decision lightly". When you provide the second dose, that's what we call priming the immune system with the first dose.
Minnesota has reported a total of 147,645 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered out of a supply of 396,350 doses distributed to the state.
"We are excited to be giving vaccine to the community, but are asking for partnership and patience while we work through priority groups as outlined by MDHHS and the Center for Disease Control", said Courtland Keteyian, Henry Ford Allegiance Health vice president of population health.
"That is, quite frankly, amazing".
She said that so far, no vaccine dose has been wasted as a result of complications with distribution.
As of Monday morning, Henry Ford Allegiance Health had administered 2,979 vaccines to essential health care workers, with the Jackson County Health Department administering an additional 800 doses, officials reported.
A community exposure alert has been issued for Canim Lake, near 100 Mile House.
Europe, which became the first region to report 25 million cases last week, remains the worst-affected area in the world, followed by North and Latin Americas with 22.4 million and 16.3 million cases respectively.
There are now 50 outbreaks at long-term care homes in the province, and six new health-care outbreaks were recorded on Monday.
"This is such a critical time and I know how exhausted we are". We know what we have to do in B.C. We watch what's happening in Ontario, Quebec and next door.
Over the past week, 8.2 percent of tests have come back positive.