COVID-19 in B.C.: Over 30 flights with exposures, 13 cases among people from outside Canada, and more

Today’s B.C. COVID-19 briefing by B.C. provincial health and fitness officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix presented some encouraging indications that case figures are stabilizing or decreasing in some types.

Nevertheless, the range of fatalities remains troubling, and Henry and Dix reminded everyone to carry on practising security actions as dangers carry on to continue to be existing, even with the vaccination application is underway.

In the meantime, there have been 13 verified instances among the folks from outdoors of Canada, and publicity functions on around thirty flights and at twelve stores. 

Dr. Bonnie Henry announced a total of 1,330 (such as 4 epi-joined instances) around the weekend, which involves:

  • 584 new instances from January fifteen to sixteen
  • 445 new instances from January sixteen to 17
  • 301 new instances from January 17 to 18.

By area, that involves:

  • 548 new instances in Fraser Health
  • 281 in Vancouver Coastal Health
  • 257 in Inside Health
  • 166 in Northern Health
  • 65 in Island Health
  • 13 folks from outdoors Canada.

Of the instances among the folks from outdoors Canada, Henry mentioned the the vast majority (she didn’t condition a specific range) are among the momentary overseas farm staff arriving in B.C., who are in quarantine.

Energetic instances are declining—currently, there are 4,326 lively instances, which is 278 a lot less instances than January fifteen.

In addition, the range of hospitalized instances continues to lower.

At the moment, there are 343 folks in clinic (6 a lot less folks given that January fifteen), and sixty eight of those sufferers in intensive treatment units (the identical range as January fifteen).

Community health and fitness is checking 6,865 folks (which excludes Northern Health).

Tragically, there have been 31 fatalities around the past three time periods:

  • 17 fatalities from January fifteen to sixteen
  • nine fatalities from January sixteen to 17
  • five fatalities from January 17 to 18.

Dix mentioned that there have been fatalities in all five health and fitness regions: fourteen in Fraser Health, 7 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 4 in Inside Health, 4 in Northern Health, and two in Island Health.

For the duration of the pandemic, a cumulative total of 1,078 folks have died from COVID-19 and a cumulative total of fifty four,656 folks have now recovered.

B.C. has recorded a cumulative total of 61,447 instances around the study course of the pandemic, which involves:

  • 37,806 instances in Fraser Health
  • fourteen,009 in Vancouver Coastal Health
  • 5,313 in Inside Health
  • two,911 in Northern Health
  • 1,285 in Island Health
  • 123 folks from outdoors Canada.

Henry mentioned that a total of 87,346 folks have now been vaccinated.

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix, with provincial health and fitness officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
Province of British Columbia

There is 1 new healthcare outbreak at Eagle Ridge Manor (475 Guildford Way) in Port Moody, the place Fraser Health mentioned today that 1 resident and 1 team member have analyzed optimistic.

The great information is that Henry mentioned 4 healthcare outbreaks have been declared around:

  • AgeCare Harmony Court docket in Burnaby
  • Laurel Position at Surrey Memorial Medical center in Surrey
  • Capilano Care Centre in West Vancouver
  • McKinney Position in Oliver.

Henry mentioned that the McKinney Position outbreak was “very challenging” and that 17 folks died in that outbreak.

Henry mentioned that there are lively outbreaks in 58 healthcare services, such as 48 longterm treatment services and ten acute treatment services, involving a total of two,054 instances (708 team and 1,339 citizens).

Inside Health had mentioned that, as of January fifteen, there have been 175 instances joined to the community cluster at Massive White Mountain, which involves a hundred and ten citizens at the mountain.

Vancouver Coastal Health has shown three dining establishments in Vancouver with potential publicity functions:

  • Denny’s (622 Southwest Marine Push) in South Vancouver, during working several hours from December 26 to January 5
  • Nook (1525 Yew Avenue), during working several hours on December 31
  • Park Push Restaurant (1815 Business Push), from 3 to 9 p.m. on December 31. 

Around the past 7 days, Sobeys reported that 7 of its stores had team associates who have analyzed optimistic.

6 of the stores have been Safeway locations:

  • 6564 East Hastings Avenue in Burnaby on December 28
  • 10355 King George Boulevard in Surrey on January 4
  • 1100–2850 Shaughnessy Avenue in Port Coquitlam on January 8
  • 8860 152nd Avenue in Surrey on January 9
  • 1611 Davie Avenue in Vancouver on January 11
  • 4300 32nd Avenue in Vernon on January twelve.

The seventh retailer was FreshCo (451 Oliver Avenue) in Williams Lake on January 13.

Around the weekend, Loblaw added five of its stores to its checklist with COVID-19 instances, such as:

  • 1 staff who last worked on January 5 at Wholesale Club (221 Highway sixteen West) in Burns Lake
  • 1 staff who last worked at Actual Canadian Superstore (45779 Luckakuck Way) in Chilliwack
  • 1 staff who last worked on January 9 at Buyers Drug Mart (2490 Marine Push) in West Vancouver
  • 1 staff who last worked on January 13 at Buyers Drug Mart (7538 one hundred and twentieth Avenue) in Surrey
  • 1 staff who last worked on January fifteen at Sewak’s Your Independent Grocer (8200 Bear Paw Trail) in Whistler.

From January fifteen to 17, the B.C. Centre for Disorder Manage (BCCDC) added these 33 domestic and global flights verified with COVID-19 to its lists of potential exposures:

  • January 3: Air Canada 551, Los Angeles to Vancouver
  • January 3: Air Canada 114, Vancouver to Toronto
  • January 5: Air Canada 127, Toronto to Vancouver
  • January 5: Air Canada 567, San Francisco to Vancouver
  • January 5: Air Canada 127, Toronto to Vancouver
  • January 5: American Airlines 1539, Dallas to Vancouver
  • January 6: Air Canada 127, Toronto to Vancouver
  • January 6: Air Canada 551, Los Angeles to Vancouver
  • January 6: American Airlines 1539, Dallas to Vancouver
  • January 7: Air Canada 107, Toronto to Vancouver
  • January 7: Air Canada 107, Toronto to Vancouver
  • January 7: Air Canada 334, Vancouver to Ottawa
  • January 7: Air Canada 344, Vancouver to Ottawa
  • January 8: WestJet 3176, Abbotsford to Calgary
  • January 8: Lufthansa 492, Frankfurt to Vancouver
  • January 9: Air Canada one hundred fifteen, Toronto to Vancouver
  • January 9: WestJet 725, Toronto to Vancouver
  • January 9: Air Canada one hundred fifteen, Toronto to Vancouver
  • January 9: Air Canada 997, Mexico City to Vancouver
  • January 9: Lufthansa 492, Frankfurt to Vancouver
  • January ten: Air Canada 106, Vancouver to Toronto
  • January ten: Air Canada 241, Edmonton to Vancouver
  • January ten: Air Canada 103, Toronto to Vancouver
  • January ten: Air Canada 106, Vancouver to Toronto
  • January ten: Air Canada 195, Toronto to Victoria
  • January ten: Air Canada 241, Edmonton to Vancouver
  • January 11: Air Canada 305, Montreal to Vancouver
  • January 11: WestJet 3231, Calgary to Abbotsford
  • January 11: Air Canada 305, Montreal to Vancouver
  • January 11: Air Canada 311, Montreal to Vancouver
  • January 11: WestJet 227, Calgary to Vancouver
  • January 11: Lufthansa 492, Frankfurt to Vancouver
  • January 11: Royal Dutch Airlines 681, Amsterdam to Vancouver.

Affected row facts is available at the BCCDC site.

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