Wednesday, June 16, 2021
ADVT 
National

494 COVID19 cases for Friday

Darpan News Desk , 14 May, 2021 03:47 PM
  • 494 COVID19 cases for Friday

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are reporting 494 new cases, including seven epi-linked cases, for a total of 138,304 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 5,548 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. A further 130,953 people who tested positive have recovered.

“Of the active cases, 387 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 141 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“Since we last reported, we have had 140 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 288 new cases in the Fraser Health region, eight in the Island Health region, 33 in the Interior Health region, 25 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

“There have been 2 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,634 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.

“2,393,265 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 124,880 of which are second doses.

“Today, anyone 25 and older can book their vaccine and by the end of the weekend, all adults 18 and older across B.C. will be eligible. Don’t wait until you are eligible to book. Rather, take two minutes today to register in advance to fast track your appointment booking.

“The fastest way to get your vaccine is to register. Anyone who is not registered should in one of three ways: through a provincial call-centre between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Pacific time) at 1 833 838-2323, in person at the nearest Service BC location or online, 24-7, at: https://gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated

“As we have seen, our vaccines are working. They are protecting those who are highest risk and as everyone gets vaccinated, they will protect you and the people around you, too.

“As we go into the weekend, let’s remember that COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities, so let’s keep our safety layers top of mind to get us through this pandemic, together.”

MORE National ARTICLES

Police target anti-lockdown rally organizers

Police target anti-lockdown rally organizers

The injunction issued May 6 allows police, for the first time, to arrest or remove anyone who is organizing, promoting or attending protests that challenge public health restrictions.

Police target anti-lockdown rally organizers

New COVAX doses go to freezers, not arms

New COVAX doses go to freezers, not arms

More than 655,000 doses of AstraZeneca, which most provinces have now decided against using first doses, arrived in Canada through the COVAX initiative Thursday.

New COVAX doses go to freezers, not arms

If COVID vaccines 'essential,' Canadians could get shots in U.S. and no quarantine

If COVID vaccines 'essential,' Canadians could get shots in U.S. and no quarantine

David Musyj, head of Windsor Regional Hospital in the border city of Windsor, Ont., said he has asked the Public Health Agency of Canada whether the government does deem the vaccines medically necessary.

If COVID vaccines 'essential,' Canadians could get shots in U.S. and no quarantine

Congressman presses to reopen Canada-U.S. border

Congressman presses to reopen Canada-U.S. border

Higgins, a Democrat, urged Biden to "directly engage" with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in order to widen the definition of essential travellers by the end of May, with an eye toward fully reopening the border by early July.

Congressman presses to reopen Canada-U.S. border

Feds lay out roadmap for post-vaccine life

Feds lay out roadmap for post-vaccine life

Dr. Theresa Tam is touting "great strides" in the fact nearly 50 per cent of adults have at least one vaccine dose. She says maintaining that pace will allow "an outdoor summer that gets us back into many of the activities we've been missing."

Feds lay out roadmap for post-vaccine life

Canada, U.S., Mexico to talk USMCA next week

Canada, U.S., Mexico to talk USMCA next week

International Trade Minister Mary Ng says she'll take part in the virtual meetings, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.

Canada, U.S., Mexico to talk USMCA next week

PrevNext