August 4, 2021

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COVID-19 in B.C.: Third day with fewer than 300 new cases; coughing as assault; and more

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Though B.C. provincial well being officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has formerly stated that community health pays much more awareness to the 7 day typical of scenario counts somewhat than personal days, there are some encouraging signals when it comes to day by day circumstance counts.

For the 3rd consecutive day, present day new situation count remained under the 300 mark.

The B.C. Centre for Disorder Regulate (BCCDC) pointed out in its weekly surveillance report for May 9 to 15, which was launched today, that there was a 61 p.c fall in new situations (for that 7 days) since the peak in early April.

In accordance to the report, scenario quantities also lowered in all five health and fitness regions, and clinic and intensive care unit admissions also declined.

What did keep on being the same was the range of fatalities, with an common of 26 fatalities for every 7 days.

Even so, the report also points out that for people 70 many years and above, there has been “a massive and sustained decrease in the number of cases and fatalities among people of longterm treatment settings” and the selection of deaths in this age team has “decreased substantially” to 21 deaths in that time interval.

BCCDC

Yesterday, Upper Fraser Valley RCMP issued a reminder that deliberately coughing or spitting on other men and women is viewed as a prison act underneath the criminal code of Canada.

In April and Might, Chilliwack RCMP detained two individuals—a 27-12 months-outdated girl from Chilliwack and a 28-year-old gentleman from Agassiz—who allegedly coughed on officers deliberately.

Neither particular person exhibited any COVID-19 signs and symptoms but, because of to pandemic protocols, RCMP ended up required to keep an eye on the wellbeing of the officers right after the incident. The instances of the incident are currently being forwarded to the B.C. Prosecution Services for evaluation of assault costs.

B.C. had 250 new conditions (which includes one particular epi-joined scenario) these days, according to a joint statement from B.C. provincial wellbeing officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. By area, that incorporates:

  • 109 new scenarios in Fraser Health and fitness (44 %)
  • 84 in Vancouver Coastal Well being (34 p.c)
  • 40 in Inside Health (16 per cent)
  • 9 in Island Wellness (four percent)
  • eight in Northern Health and fitness (three per cent)
  • no a single from outdoors of Canada.

With a fall of 202 active scenarios since yesterday, there are now 3,580 lively instances right now.

Hospitalizations somewhat decreased, with 296 people now in hospitals (five much less than yesterday), and 97 of these clients in intensive treatment models (four more since yesterday).

Regrettably, B.C. has had three new COVID-19 similar fatalities. A cumulative total of 1,683 individuals in B.C. have now died in the course of the pandemic of COVID-19-related results in.

A cumulative total of 137,517 men and women have now recovered, which involves 455 recoveries given that yesterday.

B.C. has recorded a total of 142,886 conditions throughout the pandemic.

In the meantime, the B.C. immunization system is closing in on the 3 million mark. A overall of 2,979,951 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines have now been administered to grown ups 18 and more than in B.C., and 152,010 of people are 2nd doses.

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix
Province of British Columbia

Far more encouraging signs: none of the 5 regional health authorities detailed any new healthcare or community outbreaks, and also did not record any new public publicity events.

Fraser Health stated Gold’s Fitness center Langley (19989 81a Avenue) in Langley as remaining shut on May 25 because of to COVID-19.

Loblaw stated Consumers Drug Mart at 1960 Como Lake Avenue in Coquitlam as getting 1 personnel who tested constructive and who last labored at the site on May well 21.

The B.C. Centre for Sickness Command (BCCDC) included the adhering to 4 flights to its community publicity lists (for affected row info, stop by the BCCDC web-site):

  • Could 18: WestJet 100, Vancouver to Calgary
  • May perhaps 20: Flair 8813, Calgary to Vancouver
  • Might 20: North Cariboo Air 2012, Fort St. John to Nanaimo
  • May well 21: WestJet 124, Vancouver to Calgary.

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