Wednesday, January 27, 2021

BC holds the line with 485 new cases of COVID on the day, with only 4 passings from the day's review.

The  Wednesday report provided much the same story as has been reported for weeks, with the lates case reports noting of an increase from yesterday's count, a welcome reduction in deaths and much the same in active cases for the last 24 hours.

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. 

There are 4,299 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 303 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 74 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

Currently, 6,520 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and a further 58,778 people who tested positive have recovered. 

There have been four new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,172 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 regional health authorities have reported the following case reports for the last 24 hours:

115 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 210 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 45 in the Island Health region, 83 in the Interior Health region, 32 in the Northern Health region which brings the total for Northern BC to 3,283 since the start of the pandemic one year ago. 

There have been no new cases of COVID reported in British Columbia from people who reside outside of Canada.

As BC reviews its vaccination roll out program, the vaccination totals to date, have seen 124,365 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 4,160 of which are second doses. 

With some COVID fatigue settling in across the province, Dr. Henry and Minister Dix offered up some guidance for the days ahead as we look to reduce the current levels being reported.

“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

Ottawa Observations

Victoria Viewpoints


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