Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Slight decrease in both case counts and daily total of passings makes for Tuesday's COVID-19 report in BC

British Columbia recorded a slight dip in the numbers of daily cases of COVID on Tuesday falling below the 450 per day mark and as those numbers showed some promise, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix also noted the state of the province's vaccine program today.

The Tuesday information update came by way of a written statement.

“Today, we are reporting 444 new cases of COVID-19, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 47,510 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 9,481 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 357 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 84 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

A total of 36,094 people who tested positive have recovered.

“There have been 12 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 777 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic." 

Across the province, the Health Authorities reports the following for Tuesday:  

79 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 256 new cases in the Fraser Health region, nine in the Island Health region, 78 in the Interior Health region, 22 in the Northern Health region brings the total to 1,621 cases across Northern BC.

There were no new cases of COVID reported  from people who reside outside of Canada. 

The prospect of additional vaccine arrivals and the count of those who have been immunized also made for today's update.

 “Since the start of immunizations, 4,108 people have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in B.C., and today, vaccine clinics got underway in the Island Health, Interior Health and Northern Health regions, as well as those in Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal. “Vaccine manufacturers Pfizer and Moderna have also provided guidance on how to safely transport the approved vaccines. This means that as deliveries increase in the coming weeks, the vaccine will increasingly be available in more locations." 

You can review the Tuesday statement here.   

The BC Centre for Disease control has some valuable Coronavirus notes related to COVID-19 you can explore that information here.

You can learn more about the outbreak from both the Province and the Federal government from the links below:

Federal Government site

British Columbia Government site

The World Health Organization website also offers up the latest advisories on the global situation.

More from  Northern Health can be reviewed here 

You can review our archive of past statements and local information here.

Local governments and organizations have also provided for increased awareness of COVID-19 issues, those past advisories  can be reviewed here.

For notes from across Canada and British Columbia we have been archiving the latest items through our political portal Darcy McGee

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