•   
  •   
  •   

Canada British Columbia reports 1,428 new COVID-19 cases, eight more deaths in three days

04:26  23 february  2021
04:26  23 february  2021 Source:   msn.com

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Feb. 22, 2021

  The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday Feb. 22, 2021. There are 849,517 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 849,517 confirmed cases (31,164 active, 796,630 resolved, 21,723 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,887 new cases Monday. The rate of active cases is 82 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 20,328 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 2,904. There were 49 new reported deaths Monday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 380 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 54.

VICTORIA — Public health officials in British Columbia are reporting 1,428 new COVID-19 cases over the past three days, for a total of 77,263 since the pandemic began in the province.

a person sitting in front of a laptop © Provided by The Canadian Press

There have also been eight more deaths, bringing the number of fatalities linked to the new coronavirus to 1,335 in B.C.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix say in a joint statement that 218,726 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, of which 55,057 are second doses.

Henry and Dix also reported two new health-care facility outbreaks at Vancouver General Hospital and Kelowna General Hospital, while several outbreaks have been declared over, including at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops and Abbotsford Regional Hospital.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021

  The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021 The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday Feb. 13, 2021. There are 823,353 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 823,353 confirmed cases (36,656 active, 765,469 resolved, 21,228 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 3,047 new cases Saturday. The rate of active cases is 96.45 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 21,868 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 3,124. There were 66 new reported deaths Saturday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 526 new reported deaths.

They say there is also a community outbreak at Grand River Foods, a food processing plant in Abbotsford, B.C., which the Fraser Health authority closed after 22 employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The joint statement says there are 28 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 variants of concern in B.C., for a total of 101 cases and two variants that are under investigation.


Video: Coronavirus: Ontario officials provide update on variant cases in province (Global News)

Of the total number of variant cases, they say four are active and the remaining 97 have now recovered — including 81 of the strain first found in the United Kingdom, 31 of the strain first detected in South Africa and two of the strain first identified in Nigeria.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021

  The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. There are 855,126 confirmed cases in Canada. _ Canada: 855,126 confirmed cases (30,393 active, 802,926 resolved, 21,807 deaths).*The total case count includes 13 confirmed cases among repatriated travellers. There were 2,863 new cases Wednesday. The rate of active cases is 79.97 per 100,000 people. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 20,945 new cases. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 2,992. There were 46 new reported deaths Wednesday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 376 new reported deaths.

"It is important to know that while these COVID-19 variants of concern have shown to transmit more easily, the measures we take to stop the spread are exactly the same as what we have been doing since the start of the pandemic," Henry and Dix say in the statement.

"This is the case whether at work, at school or at home."

Seven schools in the Fraser Valley have reported cases involving a COVID-19 variant of concern, but the province has not moved to implement a request of the B.C. Teachers' Federation to expand the mask mandate to elementary school students.

Dr. Reka Gustafson, deputy provincial health officer, said at a news conference Monday the policy on masks in schools is based on the ability of individuals to comply with it.

Henry and Dix said in their statement that as community transmission continues, B.C. residents need to continue to use all of the layers of protection, to continue to keep to their households only, and to avoid travel unless it is absolutely necessary.

"No matter what the variant, COVID-19 can spread before someone has any symptoms of illness. This is what makes breaking the chain of transmission difficult and what makes our individual actions all the more important."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 22, 2021.

The Canadian Press

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 .
The latest developments on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada (all times eastern): 6:15 p.m. B.C. officials are reporting 456 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths, pushing the death toll in the province to 1,338. There are 4,668 active cases, including 237 people who are hospitalized, and close to 8,000 people are being monitored after exposure to known cases. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry say in a joint statement 230,875 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C. to date, including 62,608 second doses. B.C. has confirmed 78,278 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. --- 5:30 p.m.

usr: 4
This is interesting!