COVID-19 in B.C.: New case count surges past 700; active cases surpass 5,000; Boston Pizza exposure; and more

For some time now, B.C. has not noted a new scenario rely under the 400 mark.

Following a couple times of increasing figures, today’s count rose earlier mentioned the 700 mark for the 1st time in months, following around 600 new instances yesterday.

Lively instances have also risen previously mentioned 5,000. Before this week, the selection of P1 (Brazil) variant cases surpassed the amount of B1351 (South Africa) variant circumstances and carries on to enhance.

Now, B.C. provincial wellness officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced that B.C. has 737 new scenarios now.

By area, that contains:

  • 426 new circumstances in Fraser Overall health (58 p.c)
  • 163 in Vancouver Coastal Wellbeing (22 percent)
  • 82 in Northern Wellness (11 p.c)
  • 33 in Inside Well being (4 per cent)
  • 32 in Island Wellbeing (four per cent)
  • one particular individual from exterior of Canada (less than one percent).

The quantity of energetic instances grew by 266 far more situations since yesterday, elevating the current total to 5,207 energetic circumstances.

6 much more men and women have been admitted to hospitals considering that yesterday, which boosts hospitalized instances to 292 individuals existing in hospitals, and 85 of them (similar amount as yesterday) are in intensive treatment models.

A person spot did minimize. Public wellness is checking 9,412 persons owing to exposures to discovered circumstances, which is a drop of 208 people given that yesterday.

Unfortunately, there have been two people today who have died of COVID-19-similar explanations in excess of the previous working day. The cumulative complete amount of fatalities in the course of the pandemic is now at 1,421 fatalities.

A cumulative full of 84,078 individuals have recovered, which contains 465 recoveries because yesterday.

For the duration of the pandemic, B.C. has recorded a cumulative full of 90,786 conditions, which contains:

  • 53,066 circumstances in Fraser Wellness (58 p.c)
  • 21,278 in Vancouver Coastal Overall health (23 percent)
  • 7,967 in Inside Wellbeing (9 p.c)
  • 5,443 in Northern Wellness (six per cent)
  • 2,867 in Island Health (three per cent)
  • 165 individuals from outside the house of Canada (much less than 1 per cent).
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix
Province of British Columbia

Nowadays, there are 68 new COVID-19 variant situations, which delivers the cumulative complete to 1,200 variant cases.

Presently, 149 scenarios are energetic.

The complete incorporates:

  • 1,094 situations of the B117 (U.K.) variant
  • 65 instances of the P1 (Brazil) variant
  • 41 scenarios of the B1351 (South Africa) variant.

In the meantime, as of these days, 490,022 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca-SII vaccines have been administered in B.C., and 87,139 of those have been second doses.

The following age group (70 to 79 a long time outdated) for scheduling vaccination appointments begins tomorrow (March 20). For more data, see this post.

The fantastic information, after again, is that there aren’t any new healthcare or local community outbreaks.

Henry and Dix said that the outbreak at Holmberg Residence Hospice in Abbotsford is now over.

Interior Overall health also declared the outbreak more than at the Florentine in Merritt, in which a full of two people tested constructive.

Meanwhile, Fraser Wellbeing mentioned a community publicity event at Boston Pizza (1956 152 Road) in Surrey for the duration of the next time durations:

  • 5 to 10 p.m. on March 9
  • noon to 10:00 p.m. on March 10
  • 4 to 10 p.m. on March 11
  • midday to 11 p.m. on March 12 and 13.

Sobeys detailed 5 staff members from the Safeway situated at 200 2nd Avenue West in Prince Rupert as testing positive. The previous dates that these workforce have been at the shop consist of March 7, 10, and 12.

Loblaw mentioned that several personnel (number unspecified) at the True Canadian Superstore situated at 8195 120th Road in Delta have examined positive (no dates specified).

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