The Fraser Health region remains the province's hot spot for new cases.
Henry says 3.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, meaning 70.4 per cent of all adults in B.C. and 67 per cent of all ages 12 and older have received at least one dose. "One part of me, of course, is pleased that we are making progress", Dr. Bonnie Henry said, noting the dramatic decline in cases and the steady pace of immunization.
There are now 2,953 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 249 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 78 of whom are in intensive care. "New strains are circulating and outbreaks are still occurring in schools, in hospitals, in long-term care and in our communities", Henry said.
Long-term care homes have seen some rapid transmission of the virus because not all residents have received a second shot and neither have visitors, so restrictions can not be fully lifted in the facilities where people are in close contact, Henry says.
Vaccinations were up slightly yesterday, with a total of 53,173 jabs in arms, with 41,905 of those doses going to unvaccinated people, while 11,268 others received a second dose of vaccine.
A further 139,899 people who tested positive have recovered.
A man in his 30s who lives in the Island Health region developed the blood clot, known as vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT).
Mr Martin said the recovery plan was created to "kick-start a jobs-led recovery and propel the economy forward to a more sustainable, digital and secure future".
Henry said she will provide more information on Thursday about second doses for people who have received a first shot of AstraZeneca.
He is the third person in B.C.to develop the disorder.
Henry stressed that the residential school system was not just "something that happened to First Nations children and families" but something that Canada's government brought about.