Virus surge recedes as Arizona nears 800K cases, 15K deaths

  • Virus surge recedes as Arizona nears 800K cases, 15K deaths

Virus surge recedes as Arizona nears 800K cases, 15K deaths

There were 57 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths for Butler County over the last two days.

In her first update since Friday, Dr. Bonnie Henry said the latest data brings B.C.'s death toll to 1,314.

Henry also provided an update on the spread of coronavirus variants of concern in B.C. Officials have now confirmed 40 cases of the variant first identified in the United Kingdom, 19 of the variant first identified in South Africa and one of a lesser known variant from Nigeria. There have been a total of 530,735 cases confirmed since the pandemic began.

Currently, 231 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 74 of whom are in intensive care. Of them, 174 are now intubated.

Of today's new cases, 373 are male and 366 are female.

The highest number of new cases in the past seven days was in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon council area with 405, with 371 in Belfast and 310 in Mid Ulster.

Meanwhile as of Friday February 12th, 265,237 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered here. At the peak of the second surge in January, there were an average of 250,000 a day.

"We now have all the pieces in place for the rapid distribution of vaccines", World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters on Monday.

While Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group, said: "The current patterns remind us of the care we need to take to stay safe".

The shot has yet to be approved in the US for emergency use. The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) have stated there are 15 new cases of the virus in the county, the figure will be validated by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) tomorrow. That applies to Phase 2-eligible residents, including healthcare workers, first responders, long-term care residents and staff, congregate care residents and staff and people 75-years-old or older.