During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 1,283 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 1,036 from Saturday to Sunday, and 970 from Sunday to Monday.
Of those new cases, 740 cases were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,957 in Fraser Health, 167 in Island Health, 299 in Interior Health and 125 in Northern Health.
Health minister Adrian Dix said while overall hospital capacity to care for people suffering from the virus is manageable, he said several Lower Mainland hospitals are now near capacity.
All of these individuals were seen at various community respiratory clinics where they were assessed and tested for COVID-19.
"This is, I don't need to say, our third wave, and knowing this, we need to chart our best path forward to manage this wave in British Columbia", Henry said.
"We will be targeting specific neighbourhoods as we have more information on where vaccine is needed", she said.More news: Egypt shows off finds from 3000-year-old 'lost' city near Luxor
The province's third wave of infections have sent daily case numbers and hospitalizations soaring, and the restrictions introduced two weeks ago do not appear to have made much of an impact yet.
"Right now, every person that's immunized protects all of us".
He said well over one million British Columbians have received at least one COVID vaccination so far.
No new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported since Friday, leaving the total at 245 to date.
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She says certain neighbourhoods will also be targeted as the province's age-based program now books people aged 65 and up for immunization, though the Pfizer vaccine has not been arriving as reliably as the one by Moderna.
As of Tuesday, people aged 66 and over are being vaccinated in B.C.
Health minister Adrian Dix said 138,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine and 105,900 doses of Moderna vaccine were expected to arrive this week.
For everyone else, she said, "please be patient".
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