During the period of April 1 to 2, there were 1,018 cases recorded, and from April 2 to 3, there were 1,072 cases. The province says the total released Saturday includes cases from a day earlier, since it didn't issue a report on the Good Friday holiday.
Manitoba is reporting 181 new COVID-19 cases over the past 48 hours.
Quebec is reporting 1,282 new cases of COVID-19 today and three additional deaths. As of the previous update on Thursday, there had been 1,463 deaths province-wide. They come after B.C. broke its record for new daily cases several times in one week. There are now 90 people with COVID-19 in Intensive Care in B.C., though they didn't have information on hospitalizations and deaths.
Hinshaw said officials will provide an update on the investigation on Monday.
The only explanation provided for the missing numbers was a note that "some data are not available over the long weekend".
After reporting over 1,300 COVID-19 cases for the first time since January on Friday, Quebec reported Saturday that 1,282 more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours bringing the total number of infections in the province to 314,958 since the start of the pandemic.
On Friday, 1,018 new cases were recorded.
"We should not be travelling outside our community or health authority for vacation or recreation right now".
Both essential and non-essential retailers can stay open with capacity limits of 50 and 25 per cent, respectively, while schools will stay open during the 28-day shutdown. Consider day trips only or staying overnight in a local campground or hotel.
The province has administered enough first doses to cover roughly 15 per cent of the population.
Public health authorities say 47,194 doses of vaccine were administered yesterday, for a total of 1,488,347.
Right now, vaccine bookings for people 72 and older, Indigenous peoples 18 and over, and individuals who are clinically extremely vulnerable continue throughout the long weekend.
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is available to people between the ages of 55 and 65 if they live on the Lower Mainland, the area of the province with the highest transmission, and more communities are expected to be added by the end of next week.
"In partnership with the BC Pharmacy Association, we plan to expand the AstraZeneca vaccine program outside of the Lower Mainland by the end of next week to more communities throughout the province, including Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Parksville, Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Vernon and Victoria", it reads.