The final report for the week from Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix did not stray much from the pattern of the last five days, with a case count in the low 500's and an update on the provincial vaccination program that continues to slow down as supplies dwindle.
Today's report streamed live from Vancouver as the two top health officials covered a range of themes.“Today, we are reporting 514 new cases, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 66,779 cases in British Columbia.
“Any travel beyond your local community, unless it is absolutely essential for work or medical care, is strongly discouraged right now. This applies to everyone in British Columbia and anyone considering a visit to our province. Now is not the time to travel.
We all need to hold off on our travel plans until we can be sure we won’t be bringing the virus with us or bringing it back to our families and communities.
Our layers of protection are a combination of the provincial public health restrictions, our personal actions and precautions, and supporting each other to do the right thing – with no exception. This combined effort is what will push our curve down.
By working together while staying part and always following the measures we have in place, we are able to keep our restaurants open, our ski hills open, our kids going to school and to keep our health-care system working.
This time is about each of us choosing to do all we can. This is what allows us to keep as much as is safe open and also slow the spread of COVID-19. Staying apart, small and local. That’s the path we need to stay on right now.”
You can can review more of today's COVID statement here.
|BC CDC data for British Columbia as of January 29 2021|
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.
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