Friday, May 28, 2021

Friday's COVID count sends British Columbians off to the weekend with a benchmark of just 317 cases for the day

As fast as it rose on Thursday, today's COVID case review shows a strong trend downwards with the province finding just 317 cases to report on the day, one of the lowest levels for 2021.

That case count and the accelerating pace of the provincial vaccination plan made for the narrative to today's written statement from Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

“Today, we are reporting 317 new cases, for a total of 143,581 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 3,441 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and a further 138,360 people who tested positive have recovered. 

Of the active cases, 292 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 79 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

There have been two new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,692 deaths in British Columbia. Our condolences are with the family, friends and caregivers of the people who have died as a result of COVID-19"

Across the province, the case count was as follows on Friday: 73 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 163 new cases in the Fraser Health region, five in the Island Health region, 60 in the Interior Health region, 

There were 16 cases recorded  in the Northern Health region, the total number of cases of COVID in the Northern Region since January of 2020 is now listed at 7,641.

No new cases of COVID were reported from people in British Columbia who reside outside of Canada. 

Today's statement also noted the progress of the provincial vaccination program.

3,106,269 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 160,885 of which are second doses. This means 67.2% of all adults and 62.7% of those aged 12 and older have now received their first dose. 

 “This has been a milestone week in B.C.’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Our restart plan began, our surgical renewal strategy resumed and we have started the accelerated delivery of second doses to people throughout the province."

As we noted earlier today, the Prince Rupert area is on track for a Second Dose Clinic in the community in mid June, with those who have registered now being contacted to book their Second Dose vaccination, with emails and texts arriving across the city today, with more on the way over the next number of days.

The full statement for Friday can be reviewed here.   

BC CDC data for British Columbia for Friday, May 28

BC CDC data for the Northern Health Region for Friday, May 28

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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