COVID-19 claims 12 lives in B.C., another 465 infections reported

  • COVID-19 claims 12 lives in B.C., another 465 infections reported

COVID-19 claims 12 lives in B.C., another 465 infections reported

A total of 1,090 people in B.C. have lost their lives due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

There are now 4,331 active cases of coronavirus in the province, with public health monitoring 6,864 people across the province who are in self-isolation due to COVID-19 exposure.

Residents who are the age of 70 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vancouver Coastal health reported 83 new cases, Fraser Health added 262 new cases, Interior Health recorded 61 new cases and Northern Health added 32 new cases.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, also reported that 31 more people had died from the disease, raising the provincial death toll to 1,078.

28 new deaths were reported by the Wyoming Department of Health, bringing the statewide death total to 550. The new cases bring the total to 5,270 since the start of the outbreak.

Fayette County now leads northeast Iowa with 303 active COVID-19 cases, followed by Winneshiek County with 228, Clayton County with 159, Howard County with 158, Allamakee County with 147, and Chickasaw County with 95 active cases. The vaccines are our path forward to the brighter days ahead. "However, until that path is wide enough for everyone, we must continue to focus on our individual efforts", reads the release. We do that by following the measures we have in place: "washing our hands, staying home when we are ill, getting tested and always using our layers of protection", they said.