COVID-19 claims life of infant in Interior Health | iNFOnews

27 Avril, 2021, 06:35 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about phase two in B.C.'s COVID-19 immunization plan as Premier John Horgan and Health Minister Arian Dix look on during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria Monday

"Before, if someone got sick from contact at work, there might be one or two more family members who got it, but now we are seeing everyone get it". "Our thoughts are with you during this very hard time".

One death was reported on Vancouver Island, where 35 people have now died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. If you have shortness of breath or any other concerning symptoms in need of care, and this goes for anybody with COVID or with other health conditions, our hospitals are absolutely stretched, right now, but our doctors and nurses and care staff are there to provide the service that people need.

The death occurred in an undisclosed Southern Interior city this January and will be included in the B.C. Centre for Disease Control surveillance report later this week, but little more will be made known about it. "And the privacy, of course, of the family is paramount and we won't be adding any additional information".

There have been 17 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,571 deaths in British Columbia.

The coroners' service in B.C. has a process in place to investigate whether the illness was a factor in any sudden and unexpected deaths, she said.

"The family has been notified and Interior Health is working with them".

Two of the new deaths were in people over the age of 90, seven were in their 80s, five in their 70s, two in their 60s and one in their 50s.

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Today, we are reporting on three periods: from April 23 to 24, we had 881 new cases, from April 24 to 25, we had 847 new cases and in the last 24 hours, we had a further 763 new cases. The rolling weekly average for new infections continued dropping over the weekend, reaching 887 per day on Monday - the lowest it's been since April 2.

Of the active cases, 484 individuals are now hospitalized with COVID-19, 158 of whom are in intensive care.

Hospitalizations dipped slightly to 484, down from a record of 502 last Thursday, with 158 patients in intensive care.

In all, the province noted that more than 1.63 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in B.C., 89,500 of which are second doses.

That includes 1,546,337 first doses, which is enough to protect about 30 per cent of the province's population, and 89,035 second doses.

Let's stay close to home and follow all the provincial health and public safety orders all the time.

"All of us should celebrate every vaccine dose given", she said.

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