COVID-19 in B.C.: Over 550 new cases per day; 19 flights and 13 food outlets with exposures; and more

As B.C.’s COVID-19 immunization plan continues on, B.C. provincial health and fitness officer Dr. Bonnie Henry expressed problems about case quantities remaining at higher amounts.

Around the weekend, new circumstance counts ended up all previously mentioned 550 for each and every working day.

Henry stated that transmissions are mostly still occurring in two primary options: at workplaces and in homes, especially in the Reduced Mainland. She emphasized that all indoor gatherings of any sizing continue to be higher risk.

Henry warned that the B117 (U.K.) variant is even “more transmissible” and that it is “much a lot easier to unfold it with even minimal speak to in indoor settings”.

In addition, she stated that raises in the quantities of young individuals who need hospitalization or intensive care are significantly about.

Meanwhile, Henry also stated that the most up-to-date AstraZeneca-SII vaccine trials from the U.S. have shown higher success (seventy nine p.c), which is higher than what was earlier reported.

Henry stated that there was a complete of 1,785 new cases (like two epi-connected cases) in B.C. in excess of the previous a few time periods.

By working day, that includes:

  • 556 new cases from March 19 to twenty
  • 598 new cases from March twenty to 21
  • 631 new cases from March 21 to 22.

By region, the complete includes:

  • 1,010 new cases in Fraser Well being
  • 469 in Vancouver Coastal Well being
  • 133 in Northern Well being
  • 89 in Island Well being
  • eighty four in Inside Well being
  • no a person from outdoors of Canada.

At present, there are 5,290 active cases, which is eighty three much more cases considering that March 19.

Hospitalized cases also enhanced. With eleven much more individuals than March 19, there are now 303 people, and eighty of them are in intensive care models.

Community health and fitness is checking 9,330 individuals, which is a lessen of eighty two individuals considering that March 19.

Tragically, there ended up 16 deaths in excess of the previous a few times. B.C. Well being Minister Adrian Dix stated there ended up nine deaths from March 19 to twenty, four deaths from March twenty to 21, and a few deaths from March 21 to 22.

By region, Dix stated there ended up ten deaths in Fraser Well being, five deaths in Northern Well being, and a person demise in Inside Well being.

The complete quantity of fatalities in B.C. from COVID-19-linked triggers throughout the pandemic is now at 1,437 individuals who have died.

Around the previous a few times, 1,668 individuals recovered, which raises the cumulative complete to eighty five,746 recoveries.

B.C. has recorded a cumulative complete of 92,571 cases throughout the pandemic.

Henry stated there have been 166 new variants cases in excess of the previous a few times, which raises the cumulative complete to 1,366 cases.

Of all those complete cases, 237 are active cases.

The complete includes:

  • 1,240 cases of the B117 (U.K.) variant (with most cases in Fraser Well being and Vancouver Coastal Well being according to Henry)
  • eighty five cases of the P1 (Brazil) variant (Henry stated there ended up twenty new cases)
  • 41 cases of the B1351 (South Africa) variant.

Henry added that two clusters of the P1 variant have been discovered.

By region, that includes:

  • 1,047 cases in Fraser Well being
  • 276 in Vancouver Coastal Well being
  • thirty in Inside Well being (which Henry stated includes ten new cases)
  • 8 in Island Well being
  • five in Northern Well being.

At present, 23 variant cases are in hospitals. She stated that they have not seen any raises in hospitalizations or deaths due to the variants.

As of currently, 539,408 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca-SII vaccines have been administered in B.C., and 87,161 of all those are 2nd doses.

Relating to health and fitness reactions to vaccinations, Henry stated that there have been 494 adverse situations in B.C. Of all those reactions, fifty ended up anaphylaxis, or allergic reactions.

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

Henry stated there are not any new health care outbreaks.

Fraser Well being declared the outbreak in excess of at Chilliwack Basic Healthcare facility.

Henry stated there are eleven active outbreaks in health care facilities, like four in longterm care facilities and seven in acute care facilities.

There also are not any new local community outbreaks.

Northern Well being declared on March 21 that the local community outbreak at the Pretium Means Brucejack Mine, located north of Stewart, has been declared in excess of (it was at first declared on February ten). In this outbreak, there ended up a complete of 51 cases, with a person demise.

None of the five regional health and fitness authorities added any new community publicity situations to their lists.

McDonald’s listed a few areas which experienced team members who analyzed positive:

  • a person staff who last labored on March 15 at the 7005 a hundred and twentyth place in Delta
  • a person staff who last labored on March eighteen at the 800–800 fifteenth Street East place in Prince Albert
  • a person staff who last labored on March twenty at the 3465 Saanich Street place in Victoria.

Sobeys added four retailers to its listing of areas with team members who analyzed positive.

Two retailers ended up Safeway areas:

  • a person staff who analyzed positive last labored on March 12 at the 200–2 Avenue West place in Prince Rupert, the place five staff members ended up earlier reported to have analyzed positive 
  • an staff who analyzed positive last labored on March 16 at the 45610 Luckakuck Way place in Chilliwack.

The other two retailers ended up Thrifty Meals areas:

  • a person staff who analyzed positive last labored on March 15 at 11895 226th Street place in Maple Ridge
  • an staff who analyzed positive last labored on March 16 at the 70 Brew Street place in Port Moody.

Loblaw added six retailers to its listing of place with team members who analyzed positive.

One particular place was Consumers Drug Mart at 4827 Kingsway in Burnaby, the place an staff who analyzed positive last labored on March eighteen.

The other five retailers ended up Real Canadian Superstore areas:

  • an staff who analyzed positive last labored on March 9 at the 2332 a hundred and sixtieth Street place in Surrey
  • a person staff who analyzed positive last labored on March 15 at the 2855 Gladwin Street place in Abbotsford
  • a person staff who analyzed positive last labored on March 15 at the 2155 Ferry Avenue place in Prince George
  • a few staff members who analyzed positive last labored on March 16, seventeen, and eighteen at the 8195 one hundred and twentieth Street place in Delta
  • numerous staff members (quantity and dates not specified) from the 7550 King George Boulevard place in Surrey have analyzed positive.

The B.C. Centre for Ailment Control (BCCDC) added the subsequent 19 flights to its lists of community exposures:

  • March ten: Air Canada 314, Vancouver to Montreal
  • March ten: Air India 185, Delhi to Vancouver
  • March 12: Air Canada 311, Montreal to Vancouver
  • March 14: Air Canada 106, Vancouver to Toronto
  • March 14: Air Canada 124, Vancouver to Toronto
  • March 14: WestJet 164, Vancouver to Edmonton
  • March 14: Air Canada 124, Vancouver to Toronto
  • March 14: Air Canada 242, Vancouver to Edmonton
  • March 15: Air Canada/Jazz 8181, Vancouver to Fort St. John
  • March 15: Air Canada 225, Calgary to Vancouver
  • March 15: Air Canada 242, Vancouver to Edmonton
  • March 15, WestJet 3307, Fort St. John to Calgary
  • March 16: Air Canada 8245, Terrace to Vancouver
  • March 16: Swoop 182, Abbotsford to Edmonton
  • March seventeen: Air Canada 45, Delhi to Vancouver
  • March seventeen: Air India 185, Delhi to Vancouver
  • March seventeen: Air Canada/Jazz 8182, Fort St. John to Vancouver
  • March eighteen: WestJet 711, Vancouver to Kelowna
  • March 19: Air Canada 45, Delhi to Vancouver.

Influenced row info is obtainable at the BCCDC website. 

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