Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Wednesday COVID report sees British Columbia total top over 1,000 on the day ... marking one day record in case counts.

The pace of COVID case counts is charting new and worrisome territory today, with the province delivering a single day count of over 1,000 new cases of coronavirus in British Columbia, a one day record since the arrival of the coronavirus in January of 2020.

The totals today, moving us above the 1K mark that we have been flirting with for weeks now, with over 87 percent of the cases coming from the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions.

The daily review for Wednesday came by way of a statement from Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

“Today, we are reporting 1,013 new cases, including six   cases, for a total of 100,048 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 7,405 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 11,468 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. 

A further 91,066 people who tested positive have recovered. “Of the active cases, 301 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 80 of whom are in intensive care. 

The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

There have been three new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,458 deaths in British Columbia."

Across the province the Health Authority totals were as follows: 385 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 458 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 47 in the Island Health region, 64 in the Interior Health region, 

There were 60 new cases recorded in the Northern Health region, which brings the Northern region total to just under the 6,000 mark with case to date now listed at 5,944 cases of COVID reported across Northern BC since January of 2020.

Today delivered no new cases of COVID for people in British Columbia who reside outside of Canada. 

There was a delay in the sequencing analysis for variants of concern today, and as a result, the new cases for the last 24 hours are not available for review.

The pace of vaccination in the province was as follows today.  To date, 756,080 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 87,351 of which are second doses.

Doctor Henry and Minister Dix also noted how the province remains on track towards its vaccine schedule but that challenges still remain.

“There are three important things to remember about the COVID-19 vaccines. First, everyone will have access to a safe and effective vaccine, and that remains on track to happen before Canada Day. 

Second, the more people who receive a vaccine, the safer we all are, which is why we are working around the clock to get vaccines into arms as quickly as possible. 

Third, we don’t yet have enough people protected through the vaccines to be able to put aside any of our safety precautions, so we need to continue to follow all the public health orders and guidelines we have in place."

Further notes on Wednesday's report can be reviewed here.   

BC CDC Data for BC For March 31 2021

BC CDC Data for the Northern Health Region For March 31 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

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