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Tri-Cities records third-most COVID-19 cases in B.C.'s latest weekly report

Tri-Cities records third-most COVID-19 cases in B.C.'s latest weekly report

The region nearly doubled from the previous count, and neighbouring Burnaby is the province's new hot spot for the virus.
COVID-19 hospitalizations jump across B.C.

COVID-19 hospitalizations jump across B.C.

The 369 people now hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C. is up 35 per cent from last week
Nearly 60% of eligible Tri-City adults now triple-vaccinated against COVID-19

Nearly 60% of eligible Tri-City adults now triple-vaccinated against COVID-19

Residents aged 18 to 49 in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody are among the leading regions in Fraser Health for booster doses.
People going to U.S. for fourth COVID shot, says doctor; eligibility limited in B.C.

People going to U.S. for fourth COVID shot, says doctor; eligibility limited in B.C.

“There are people who have gotten their third dose who are now seeing that they are past six months and they’re saying: ‘Well, I thought that I was supposed to be getting a booster now — why can’t I?’ ”
Third Omicron wave expected to grow rapidly in coming weeks, peak in August

Third Omicron wave expected to grow rapidly in coming weeks, peak in August

When case counts rise, COVID modelling expert recommends a return to indoor masking, avoiding crowded spaces, getting booster vaccine
Kids can get COVID-19 shots without father's consent, Port Coquitlam judge rules

Kids can get COVID-19 shots without father's consent, Port Coquitlam judge rules

The daughters' father wanted more information about vaccine safety for children before providing consent, but the judge ruled his anti-vaccination evidence wasn't verifiable and the shots were in the girls' best interest.
Tri-Cities nearly reaches one-year low in latest weekly COVID-19 case count

Tri-Cities nearly reaches one-year low in latest weekly COVID-19 case count

The region is starting to see a familiar recording pattern from this time last year for lab-confirmed infections. Question is, how low will it go?
COVID-19 cases, deaths down from previous week

COVID-19 cases, deaths down from previous week

COVID-19 case counts showing typical summer decline.
NACI urges fall COVID-19 boosters

NACI urges fall COVID-19 boosters

National Advisory Committee on Immunization expects COVID-19 resurgence this fall and winter
Canadian researchers reveal hope-filled discovery for long COVID patients

Canadian researchers reveal hope-filled discovery for long COVID patients

Researchers in Ontario have taken the first step in solving the enigma of long COVID. Next, they plan to translate their work across Canada, including two hospitals in B.C. with the technology to replicate it.