37 new COVID-19 cases confirmed on Vancouver Island

26 Février, 2021, 23:23 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • By James Peters	
		COVID-19		B.C. COVID-19 case count grows by 395 24 cases found in Interior Health

The total case count rose to 28 409 036 infections, with 508 088 deaths as of Thursday, according to the CSSE tally. Of those cases, 289 are now considered active.

There are now 116 such variant cases: 95 of the B.1.1.7 variant first discovered in the United Kingdom; and 21 cases of the B.1.351 variant first discovered in South Africa.

Most of Friday's new cases are again split between the Northern Health Region, which has 33, and the Winnipeg health region, which has 26.

There were 10 deaths in the past 24 hours, provincial health officer Bonnie Henry said. She also said the outbreak at Burnaby Hospital is now over, leaving the province with 18 active outbreaks in health-care facilities, with five of those in acute care facilities and the rest in long-term care or assisted-living homes.

State-wide, there have been 794,588 confirmed cases, 128,402 probables, and 23,868 deaths.

At the worst point in the pandemic, 8,098 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in L.A. County, a number recorded on January 5.

Another 9 985 people in Britain had tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4 154 562, according to official figures released Thursday. The country also reported another 323 coronavirus-related deaths. The number of confirmed cases at the Brantford school now stands at seven. Using that calculation, there are about 170 people in the county who could still have the disease.

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

Still, "there is potential for rapid growth, if we're not careful". Some 85 582 patients have lost their lives so far, after 261 more succumbed to the virus in a single day. The overall death rate is 6.64 per 100,000 people.

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In L.A. County, the inflammatory syndrome has disproportionately affected Latino children, who account for 71% of the reported cases.

Italy on Thursday reported 308 COVID-19 deaths, pushing the death toll to 96 974 since the pandemic outbreak.

Late Wednesday, James Hillier Public School in Brantford reported another positive case, bringing its active total of confirmed cases to four.

With concerns that public health could be stretched thin as it was late a year ago, Henry admits a number of factors need to be taken into consideration before deciding whether public health orders can be eased or not.

"Officials are continuing to watch these indicators, and when we have confidence that they are slowing in a sustained way, that is when we'll be able to ease restrictions", she said.

The province's death toll from the virus had been trending lower during the past two weeks.

It doesn't look like B.C.'s COVID-19 restrictions are going to be relaxed anytime soon, and the province's top doctor warns that there's even a chance British Columbians will need to clamp down further.

The country had carried out almost nine million COVID-19 tests, with 31 862 completed on Thursday.

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