BC health officials announce 508 new COVID-19 cases

20 Février, 2021, 19:20 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • 12,250 people in British Columbia received their COVID-19 vaccine in a single day according to B.C. government

Within Interior Health, there are 705 active cases, up by 13 from Thursday.

There are now 4,486 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 7,699 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

The Province says 217 people are in hospital, 61 of whom are in intensive or critical care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The province is now dealing with 13 active outbreaks in long-term care and six in acute care.

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Clark County reported six deaths from COVID-19 on Friday though the county ended the week with the fewest new cases since early October, according to data from Clark County Public Health.

Seventy-two COVID-19 variants have now been confirmed in B.C. - 50 of which are the United Kingdom variants, 20 the South African variant. It was first identified one week ago.

The number of cases of so-called variants of concern in B.C.is now 72. She noted 12,250 doses were delivered Thursday, marking the highest single-day total to date.

"We are seeing a decline in outbreaks", she said. Still, she acknowledged some days are hard, and sometimes people slip when it comes to following guidelines.

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