Wednesday, 24 February, 2021


BC health officials announce 508 new COVID-19 cases

BC coronavirus update: 508 cases, 6 deaths in final update of the week BC health officials announce 508 new COVID-19 cases | News
Noah Ferguson | 20 February, 2021, 21:06

The Island Health region has now recorded 2,068 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

One of cases is a male in his 30s while a man and woman each in their 60s also tested positive.

Thirteen new cases of Covid-19 have been notified in Laois today.

Gustafson reported 4,486 active cases of COVID-19 Friday, an increase of 138 from Thursday.

Poll results released by Insights West today (February 19) found that only 34 percent of British Columbians feel that they are following all the rules all of the time. With seven people discharged from hospitals since yesterday, there are now 217 people are in hospital, with 61 of those patients in intensive care units (one more since yesterday).

Fifty-two of those cases were B.1.1.7, which was first discovered in the U.K. The other 20 are the B.1.351 variant, which was first discovered in South Africa.

"We are seeing a decline in outbreaks", she said.

BC coronavirus update: 508 cases, 6 deaths in final update of the week

Health officials have now administered 192,942 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 36,923 secondary doses.

Across the state, the number of newly reported coronavirus cases increased by 2,306 on Friday, according to the Ohio Department of Health, and deaths are up 82.

While delays in shipments of the vaccines have meant pushing back the second dose for some, preliminary data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control suggested a single dose can dramatically decrease the risk of infection.

Cleveland had recorded a total of 26,281 cases as of Friday. A total of 66 cases and two deaths were involved in the outbreak, which was declared on January 11.

A total of 91 active clusters have recorded new cases. That includes 1,736 confirmed cases and 386 probables. As of today, there have been 42 cases confirmed, and nine of those cases remain active.

Gustafson said that 69,970 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

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