BC Health officials on Tuesday reported 1,068 new cases of COVID-19, along with three new deaths

Of the new cases, 352 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health area, 492 in the Fraser Health area, 73 in Island Health, 106 in Interior Health and 43 in Northern Health

Province said there were 207 new cases of variants of concern BC has registered 3,766 cases of variants in total, of which 266 are active

Provincial health worker Dr Bonnie Henry said the B117 strain is dominant in BC, but that in recent weeks there has been an increase in the P1 variant

“Cases have increased and people have a much higher number of contacts, which has resulted in an increase in the number of people hospitalized,” she said

“We know that much of this transmission occurs in young people, which means that the number of young people in hospital has increased and the number of young people in need of intensive care has increased, which is concerning”

There are 8,671 active COVID-19 cases in the province The number of people isolated has risen sharply to 14,101, a record On Monday, the province said just under 12,000 people were isolating themselves due to possible exposure to the new coronavirus

Henry said much of the increase in transmission recently was due to social gatherings where people were not following public health guidelines

“Unnecessary travel and social gatherings are also fueling the fire of the worrisome transmissions variant,” she said “The virus adapts and takes advantage of it wherever it can”

The number of people hospitalized with the disease increased from 10 to 328 Ninety-six people are in intensive care, tying the highest number recorded in BC

To date, 912,056 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in BC, of ​​which 87,474 were second doses

Earlier today, the province rolled out its website where eligible adults can register for the vaccine

Beginning Tuesday morning, individuals aged 71 and over, all Indigenous adults aged 18 and over, and clinically vulnerable individuals can register for their vaccine on the Get Vaccinated website

People over 65 can register online, but only people 71 and over can register for an appointment now

As of 11 am Tuesday, 93,031 people have registered for their vaccine through the immunization system This includes 82,249 people who have registered using the online tool and 10,872 registered using the new provincial telephone system

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