Monday, December 14, 2020

Weekend totals of new COVID cases in British Columbia top the 2,100 mark

As has been the case in recent weeks, the First glimpse of the weekend totals of COVID reports brings for a startling figure, with the last 72 hours providing for over 2,100 cases since Friday.

Today's review of the statistical accounting and other themes of note were delivered by Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

“Today, we are reporting on three 24-hour periods. From Dec. 11 to 12, we had 698 new cases. From Dec. 12 to 13, we had 689 new cases and in the last 24 hours, we have had a further 759 new cases. 

This represents 2,146 new cases of COVID-19, including 16 epi-linked cases, for a total of 42,943 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 10,039 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 359 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 87 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

Currently, 11,177 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and a further 31,207 people who tested positive have recovered. 

There have been 49 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 647 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 relayed the following case counts over the weekend.

300 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,474 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 29 in the Island Health region, 250 in the Interior Health region, 91 in the Northern Health region, bringing the Norther region totals of COVID cases to 1,331  since January.

There were two new cases of COVID-19 recorded in people who reside outside of Canada.

With a look towards the upcoming holiday period, the Public Health officials made note of their concerns for. the weeks ahead.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has meant a year like no other for all of us, doing things in ways we have never done before. This is the same for our holiday celebrations. 

 “We have to remember that every time we come together there is risk. No event or gathering is completely safe right now, because the virus continues to circulate in our communities. 

You may be doing all you can to protect your loved ones and yourself, and this is what we all need to be doing right now. Unfortunately, despite everything we are doing, there is still the potential that someone you spend time with may inadvertently bring the virus to the dinner table. 

Our homes don’t have the many layers of protection that we find in other places. In our homes we spend more time close together, we aren’t using masks and we don’t have the barriers and safe distances that we see elsewhere. 

When more people get a COVID-19 vaccine and the number of cases declines, we’ll be able to safely resume the activities that are paused right now."

You can review the Monday statement from the Public Health Officials 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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