December 6, 2022


Art Is Experience

COVID-19 in B.C.: 1,000 new cases again; eight workplace closures; vaccinations for 18 years and up; and more

For the very first time in several days, the variety of hospitalized instances ultimately dropped.

Conversely, the variety of active instances rose for the very first time following several consecutive days of decreases.

Regretably, the variety of new cases remained at roughly the similar high stage as yesterday.

Today, B.C. Solicitor Typical and Public Basic safety Minister Mike Farnworth declared a new get to prohibit non-critical travel involving a few regional zones in the province:

  • Reduce Mainland and Fraser Valley (Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Wellness)
  • Vancouver Island (Island Wellness)
  • the Interior and North (Interior and Northern Wellness).

Violations of this wellness get can result in fines of $575. For additional particulars, such as considerations elevated about police enforcement, see this post.

B.C. provincial wellness officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Wellness Minister Adrian Dix introduced in a joint assertion that there are 1,001 new instances in B.C. currently. By area, the total features:

  • 626 new instances in Fraser Wellness
  • 215 in Vancouver Coastal Wellness
  • 93 in Interior Wellness
  • 39 in Northern Wellness
  • 26 in Island Wellness
  • two people today from exterior of Canada.

Just after several days of drops in active instances, the variety rose all over again, up 109 instances from yesterday, to 8,842 active instances currently.

Just after a file high of 502 hospitalized instances yesterday, the variety decreased by 16 instances to 486 individuals presently in hospitals. Of those people clients, 160 people today are in intensive treatment, which is only a single much less particular person because yesterday.

Public wellness is monitoring 12,608 people today, which is a lessen of 238 people today because yesterday.

Regretably, there are four new COVID-19-relevant deaths. The cumulative total variety of fatalities all through the pandemic is now at 1,554 people today who have died in B.C.

A cumulative total of 113,139 people today have recovered, which features 904 recoveries because yesterday.

In the course of the pandemic, B.C. has documented a cumulative total of 123,758 instances, which features:

  • 70,916 instances in Fraser Wellness
  • thirty,762 in Vancouver Coastal Wellness
  • ten,468 in Interior Wellness
  • 6,976 in Northern Wellness
  • four,458 in Island Wellness
  • 188 people today from exterior of Canada.

As of currently, any person 18 several years aged and previously mentioned can sign-up for vaccinations.

In B.C.’s immunization application, 1,542,066 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered, and 88,663 of those people are second doses.

Today, the Nationwide Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) introduced that it is reducing the proposed age for the AstraZeneca vaccine to thirty several years aged and previously mentioned.

Also currently, Key Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau received their very first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

In the meantime, Ontario documented its very first case of a AstraZeneca-relevant blood clotting, which is regarded as an particularly scarce affliction. It is the fourth case in Canada out of 1.1 million doses administered.

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

Today, Interior Wellness declared an outbreak at Sandalwood Retirement Resort in Kelowna, in which ten citizens and a single employees member have tested beneficial. Just one particular person has because died.

Also currently, Island Wellness declared an outbreak at Craigdarroch longterm treatment household in Victoria, in which two employees members have tested beneficial.

Northern Wellness furnished updates on a few outbreaks.

At the affected individual treatment unit at Prince Rupert Regional Medical center, a few clients and a single employees member tested beneficial in this outbreak (declared on March 28) and all instances have now recovered.

At Acropolis Manor in Prince Rupert, 5 citizens tested beneficial in this outbreak that was declared on April 3. Regretably, a single resident has because died even though the other four citizens are now recovered.

In the outbreak at the clinical inpatient unit at Dawson Creek and District Medical center, which was declared on April 19, there are now four clients and a single employees member who have tested beneficial. 

Fraser Wellness mentioned a public publicity party at Clean Cuts Barber Shop (4743 Hastings Street) from 12 to 8 p.m. on April 15.

None of the four other wellness authorities mentioned any new public publicity situations.

Sobeys said that an employee who tested beneficial very last labored on April 18 at Safeway (700–15355 twenty fourth Avenue) in Surrey.

Loblaw mentioned Shoppers Drug Mart (7538 one hundred and twentieth Street) at Surrey as acquiring an employee who tested beneficial and who very last labored at the locale on April 18.

T&T Grocery store said that a employees member who tested beneficial very last labored on April 21 at the Osaka Grocery store (2200 Park Royal South) at Park Royal in West Vancouver.

McDonald’s mentioned two spots with employees members tests beneficial:

  • a single employee who tested beneficial very last labored on April 18 at the 5718 Vedder Road locale in Chilliwack
  • an employee who tested beneficial very last labored on April 19 at 2760 Sweden Way in Richmond.

The B.C. Centre for Ailment Command (BCCDC) included the subsequent thirteen flights to its lists of public exposures (impacted row details is listed at the BCCDC web site when offered):

  • April 12: Air Canada/Jazz 8622, Vancouver to Winnipeg
  • April thirteen: Air Canada 306, Vancouver to Montreal
  • April 14: WestJet 3109, Calgary to Nanaimo
  • April 15: Air Canada/Jazz 8398, Vancouver to Kelowna
  • April 16: Air Canada 215, Calgary to Vancouver
  • April 16: Sunwing 2860, Mexico Metropolis to Vancouver
  • April 16: WestJet 3287, Vancouver to Prince George
  • April 18: Air Canada 123, Toronto to Vancouver
  • April 19: Air Canada 127, Toronto to Vancouver
  • April 19: Air India 185, Delhi to Vancouver
  • April twenty: Air Canada 241, Edmonton to Vancouver
  • April twe
    nty: Air Canada/Jazz 8261, Vancouver to Nanaimo
  • April 21: Air Canada forty five, Delhi to Vancouver.

Norther, Interior, and Island Wellness did not list any new small business closures owing to COVID-19.

Vancouver Coastal Wellness mentioned a single new small business closure: Brian Jessel BMW Pre-Owned (1515 Boundary Road) in Vancouver, which was closed on April 21.

Fraser Wellness included seven companies to its list of closures:

April 21:

Physical fitness 2000—Burnaby (9304 Salish Court docket) in Burnaby

Maple Ridge Chrysler (11911 West Street) in Maple Ridge

Starline Windows (19091 thirty sixth Avenue) in Surrey.

April 22:

Keller Williams Elite True Estate—Port Coquitlam (2099 Lougheed Freeway A123) in Port Coquitlam

Summit Sheet Steel Crew at Transit Village (12685 a hundred and ten Avenue) in Surrey

Tim Hortons (10392 one hundred twenty Street) in Surrey

BCG Kitchens Ltd. (21–12318 84 Avenue) in Surrey.