Tuesday, January 26, 2021

BC maintains a place on the plateau as part of Tuesday COVID report, registering 407 new cases of the coronavirus

Tuesday's review of COVID information from Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix provided for a familiar narrative from the last few weeks, with British Columbia seemingly now in the grip of a pattern of daily case reports that have reach a plateau in the 400 to 500 case mark.

Today's statement also put the focus on breaking the chains of transmission, something that will be required to try to bring the levels of COVID down to levels last seen months ago.

“Today, we are reporting 407 new cases, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 65,234 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 4,260 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 313 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 71 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

Currently, 6,450 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and a further 58,352 people who tested positive have recovered."

There have been 14 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,168 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Across the province, today's case count from Health Authorities included: 

124 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 169 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 22 in the Island Health region, 54 in the Interior Health region, 38 in the Northern Health region which increases the Northern BC totals to 3,251 since the start of the pandemic in January of 2020.

To date, 122,359 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 4,105 of which are second doses.

The two Public Health officials also made note of the need to break the chain of transmission to bring the number of positive cases down.

“With each new case, we have the opportunity to stop the virus in its tracks, break the chains of transmission and bring our numbers down. Each of us has the ability to do that. 

Our greatest source of transmission comes from when we spend time with those outside of our household, work or school bubble. That is why staying small and equally important, avoiding all unnecessary travel, is what we need to do right now. 

For the many who have been doing your part, you may be asking, ‘What more can I do?’ 

Be the voice of support and encouragement for those who may be wavering in their resolve. 

For the few who have chosen to put aside the public health precautions we all need to follow and make exceptions for themselves, now is your time to join or rejoin us in our efforts. It is never to late to be a part of the team who is making a difference every day across our province."

BC CDC data for  British Columbia as of January 26 2021

BC CDC data for Northern BC as of January 26 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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