Hernandez, 19, works at a Jack-in-the-Box fast food restaurant and said she sometimes feels uneasy at work because you never know which customers might have the virus, especially because people can be contagious even if they don't have COVID-19 symptoms.
The number of people in intensive care grew by nearly 20 per cent over the same period to 96 as 916 variant cases appeared. "We've seen that in other jurisdictions and we expect to see it here", he said.
While the stock of Covaxin is adequate since it is being administered to the eligible beneficiaries only in Bhubaneswar, that of Covishield, which is used throughout the state, will last for only two more days with at least 2 lakh people being inoculated a day.
Combined, this results in a four-day case count of 4,040 new cases, for a total of 104,061 cases in British Columbia to date. "Therefore, those who got vaccinated also should not give up precautions like masks, two yards and frequent hand washing", he told reporters at a press conference in Jaipur. This includes 2,771 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.K.) variant, 51 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 737 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.
On Tuesday morning, the province's online vaccine registration portal is set to go live.
Challenged Monday about why the province isn't releasing more data on where the variants are spreading, Dix declined to provide specifics.
The province's COVID-19 Immunization Plan is ahead of schedule, and B.C.'s online and telephone registration and booking system, will be open as of 8 a.m. tomorrow, for people 71 years and older, Indigenous peoples 18 and older, and those who have received their "clinically extremely vulnerable" letter in the mail to book their vaccine appointment.
By race, 70.2% of county residents who've had COVID-19 are white, 25.4% are unknown or not specified, 2.6% are Black, 1% are listed as other, 0.7% are Asian and 0.1% are American Indian.
"Let's be clear, there's a lot of people in hospital, a lot of people in critical care", Dix said.
Ten county residents are now hospitalized by COVID-19 and there have been 800 total hospitalizations with the fluctuation in hospitalizations and hospital discharges reported Monday.
He also acknowledged that a higher proportion of younger people are becoming ill from the disease.
"I think I will feel less scared when I am at work", said Hernandez, adding that she was feeling no side effects shortly after her shot on Sunday.