The provincial health officials of British Columbia disclosed 1,711 new COVID-19 test-positive cases recorded since Friday.
This surge in cases was revealed during an announcement on Monday headed by Premier John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix, and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
During the said announcement, it was also divulged that a proof of vaccination card—dubbed as the “BC vaccination card”— would be required for residents to access public spaces and activities, including discretionary events.
Henry and Dix shared that there are already 5,056 active COVID-19 cases recorded all over the province. While most test-positive individuals have a self-quarantine at home, 133 of them are currently in the hospital, where 80 are being treated in the intensive care unit.
724 cases have been recorded between August 20 and 21. Another 545 have been documented between August 21 and 22, and 442 have been listed between August 22 and 23.