Today's overview came by way of a statement from Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minster Adrian Dix.
“Today, we are reporting 485 new cases, for a total of 65,719 cases in British Columbia.
“One year ago today, the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in our province. Since that day, the impact has been severe; people have become seriously ill and died, our lives have been disrupted and health-care workers everywhere have faced challenges at a scale never experienced before.
In response, people throughout the province have stepped up to put normal routines and activities aside, doing all they can to protect our communities, Elders and loved ones. Thank you.
When we are tired, it is easy to let things slip and let our guard down. Yet this only gives the virus a chance to spread a bit more. In these days – when COVID-19 vaccinations are starting, but for most of us are still weeks or months away – the actions we take may seem small, but will have a big impact to stop the virus in its tracks.
As we have seen over the past year, one case can turn into thousands. But just as important, the effort we put into keeping ourselves and each other safe can also push our COVID-19 curve back down again.”
Premier John Horgan touched on some of those themes and many other COVID related issues as part a Wednesday morning press conference. Among some of the topics he spoke to included questions on the possiblitiy quarantines for those coming to BC, restrictions on travel both from within and out of the province.
The Premier also addressed the current levels of vaccine delivery and how it remains in the hands of the federal government which BC continues to support.
You can review that presentation below:
You can can review more of today's COVID statement here.
|BC CDC data for British Columbia as of January 27 2021|
|BC CDC data for Northern Health region as of January 27 2021|
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