Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial well being officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the next joint assertion relating to updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia:
“Today, we’re reporting on three intervals. From March 12 to 13, we had 555 new cases. From March 13 to 14, we had 491 new cases and in the final 24 hours, we had an extra 460 new cases.
“This outcomes in a complete of 1,506 new cases, together with eight epi-linked cases, for a complete of 88,373 cases in British Columbia.
“There are 4,987 lively cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 9,359 folks underneath lively public well being monitoring because of recognized publicity to recognized cases. An additional 81,890 individuals who examined optimistic have recovered.
“Of the lively cases, 269 people are at the moment hospitalized with COVID-19, 76 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining individuals are recovering at house in self-isolation.
“Since we final reported, we’ve had 382 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health area, 840 new cases in the Fraser Health area, 75 in the Island Health area, 80 in the Interior Health area, 129 in the Northern Health area and no new cases of people that reside outdoors of (*80*).
“There have been 163 new confirmed COVID-19 cases which might be variants of concern in our province over the final three days, for a complete of 880 cases. Of the whole cases, 195 are lively and the remaining folks have recovered. This consists of 818 cases of the B.1.1.7 (U.Okay.) variant, 41 cases of the B.1.351 (South Africa) variant and 21 cases of the P.1 (Brazil) variant.
“To date, 409,103 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 87,059 of that are second doses. Starting immediately, vaccine appointment bookings are open for folks over 84, including one yr every day this week for folks 80 and older by the top of the week, together with Indigenous folks over 65.
“There have been 10 new COVID-19 associated deaths in the final three days, for a complete of 1,407 deaths in British Columbia.
“There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at UBC Hospital. The health-care outbreaks at Shaughnessy Care Centre and Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre are actually over.
“We have one new neighborhood outbreak at Vitrum Glass Group. The outbreak on the North Fraser Pretrial Services Centre is now over.
“From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our provincial response has modified and tailored based mostly on the most recent info, the instruments we’ve obtainable to us and the place the best dangers could also be. This will proceed to be the case, as a result of it’s what’s required for the ever-evolving challenges of this pandemic.
“A yr in the past, our focus was to sluggish the unfold. Now, we’ve three secure and efficient vaccines to guard folks across the province.
“With the vast majority of our seniors and Elders in care immunized, our mass clinics received underway immediately.
“While the majority of our obtainable vaccine is concentrated on our age-based immunization program, we’re utilizing the AstraZeneca/SII COVISHIELD vaccine to help with our neighborhood outbreak response – to assist break the chains of transmission in communities and worksites which might be highest threat. Earlier immediately in an announcement, we introduced how the primary deployment of AstraZeneca vaccine could be administered in worksites all through B.C.
“This is a time of hope, as extra folks get immunized. But it is usually time of warning, as a result of the virus continues to flow into in many communities.
“That means we have to keep outdoors and proceed with our security precautions of few faces, open areas and security layers in place.
“It can also be essential to notice this modification doesn’t supersede the restrictions that stay in place at eating places and bars, which proceed to have a restrict of not more than six folks at a desk – indoors or out.
“The COVID-19 pandemic remains to be right here and we’re nonetheless dealing with headwinds. But we even have plenty of momentum to push us ahead. Let’s use that momentum to get by this pandemic safely.”
Joint assertion on first deployment of AstraZeneca vaccine in B.C.: https://news.gov.bc.ca/24001
To view the March 11, 2021, modelling presentation, go to the BC Centre for Disease Control web site:
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Vaccine and outbreak data:
For vaccine info, go to the BCCDC dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
For information relating to ongoing outbreaks in long-term care, assisted-living and independent-living amenities in B.C., go to: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data#outbreak
The newest updates, steerage and data on COVID-19, and the place to get examined:
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COVID-19 publicity occasions, updates and data by well being authority:
BCCDC (flights, work websites, and so forth): http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/public-exposures
Fraser Health: fraserhealth.ca/covid19exposure
Interior Health: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/public-exposures/
Island Health: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/covid-19/outbreaks-and-exposures
Northern Health: https://www.northernhealth.ca/health-topics/outbreaks-and-exposures
Vancouver Coastal Health: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/public-exposures
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