20 new cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Health region

  • 20 new cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Health region

20 new cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Health region

There has been one positive case of a COVID-19 variant in Brantford-Brant.

The total case count rose to 28 409 036 infections, with 508 088 deaths as of Thursday, according to the CSSE tally.

She added several factors will come into play including the status of a current uptick in cases in the Lower Mainland.

As of Tuesday, the CDC had identified almost 1 881 cases of the B.1.1.7, which was originally detected in Britain, in 45 states; 46 cases of B.1.351, which was first identified in South Africa, in 14 states; and five cases of the P.1 variant, initially detected in Brazil, in four states.

Modeling data suggest that B.1.1.7 could become the predominant variant in the USA in March, according to the CDC.

The rate of positive tests has jumped to 11.5% rate in the Northern Health region and above 8% in Fraser Health.

The province said the risk of COVID-19 transmission has stabilized in Pauingassi First Nation, located almost 300 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, and strict public-health orders in the community are being lifted.

There are still 155 986 active cases in the country. Of the confirmed cases, 74.6% were found in Maharashtra, a state in the western peninsular region of India, and Kerala on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. That includes 24 people in hospital and nine in critical care.

The additions bring the total number of MIS-C cases in L.A. County to 100 - a substantial increase from just over a month ago, when there were 62 children with MIS-C in the county. Over the past seven days, there have been a total of 20,722 new cases.

The coronavirus can't mutate if it's not infecting people, scientists say.

Hospitalizations dropped on Thursday as well, with 196 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Thursday - down from the 207 COVID-19 patients in hospital the day prior.

Still, "there is potential for rapid growth, if we're not careful". The overall death rate is 6.64 per 100,000 people.

There were no cases reported in the Prairie Mountain Health region on Thursday. No deaths were reported on Vancouver Island, where the death toll has reached 24 since the pandemic began. This brings the total number of deaths related to the virus to 888.

"With continued spread of variants that. threaten the progress we are making, we must recommit to doing our part to protect one another", Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said recently. Jazz Atwal, Manitoba's deputy chief provincial public health officer, said at a news conference. The ministry also reported 145 more deaths from the pandemic, taking the nationwide death toll to 51 795.

The province's first wave of COVID-19 peaked in late March past year at 65 average cases per day, then stayed low until July when it started to creep up - accelerating into a second wave that peaked in late November with an average of 780 daily cases.