Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wednesday COVID Report in British Columbia returns positive cases at 456, 2 deaths

Wednesday's review of COVID-19 data from Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix marked a bit of a dip from recent days for reported  positive cases, with most areas of the province showing some some declines of note, though the Fraser Health area continues to account for more than half of all cases on the day.

"Today, we are reporting 456 new cases, including two epi-linked cases, for a total of 78,278 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 4,668 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 7,924 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 72,219 people who tested positive have recovered. 

Of the active cases, 237 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 64 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

There have been two new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,338 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost loved ones to COVID-19."

Across the province the regional health Authority's reported the following totals: 108 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 259 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 35 in the Island Health region, 30 in the Interior Health region, 

A continued decline in case counts was reported for the Northern Health region with 20 positive cases reported in the last 24 hours, which brings the Northern region total to 4,437 since the coronavirus arrived in BC one year ago.

There were four new cases of COVID reported from people in BC who reside outside of Canada. 

When it comes to the ongoing vaccination program, 230,875 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C. to date, 62,608 of which are second doses. There have been two new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,338 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost loved ones to COVID-19.

Part of today's statement put some focus on the task ahead towards a vaccination plan in the province.

“Just as our health-care system has risen to the challenge of protecting and caring for people who have become ill with this virus, so too are countless others working hard to get people immunized as quickly and safely as possible. 

Vaccinating our entire population is a monumental task that must account for the diversity of our geography and our population. We must consider how to safely deliver vaccine to rural and remote communities, how to connect with seniors and Elders everywhere, and how to ensure the process to get immunized is as simple as possible. We are pushing hard right now, and we must continue to balance speed with the need for careful thought and planning. 

Let’s remember to look after one another, to offer a helping hand – even at a distance, and give each other the benefit of the doubt through kindness, care and compassion.”

BC CDC Data for British Columbia for February 24 2021

BC CDC Data for Northern Health region for February 24 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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