B.C. sees 427 new COVID-19 cases; 47 in Interior Health

  • B.C. sees 427 new COVID-19 cases; 47 in Interior Health

B.C. sees 427 new COVID-19 cases; 47 in Interior Health

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 33 additional deaths related to Covid-19. The median age of those who died was 81 years and the age range was 42-105 years.

There were no new deaths, leaving that total at 61, while the number of people hospitalized for COVID fell by one to 32.

According to the latest figures from the National Public Health Emergency Team, there were 36 new cases in the county bringing the total for the last 14 days to 294.

Officials are also reporting 800 new COVID-19 cases, but a drop of five patients in hospital, for a total of 766.

In terms of vaccine doses, as of February 14th, 271,942 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of those, 1,305,889 have received the first dose and 1,181,166 have received the second shot.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; "Although we have made great progress, the situation remains precarious".

Marc Brisson of Universite Laval says Quebec's choice to relax health orders on February 8 could result in a sharp rise in the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths if a variant takes hold.

More than 695,000 people in Minnesota have received COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest state figures on Wednesday, including almost 25% of teachers and 40% of senior citizens.

He added: "This underlines the need for people to exercise caution in households and other settings".