8 new deaths in British Columbia bring total number of COVID-19 deaths in 2020 to 901

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(#Minister of #Health #Adrian #Dix, #Dr. #Bonnie #Henry / #Flickr of the #Province of #British #Columbia)

The #British #Columbia #Ministry of #Health reported 683 new cases of COVID-19 across the province on #Thursday, for a total of 51,983 cases since the start of the pandemic.

#New cases have been reported in these health regions:

The number of active cases in #British #Columbia has increased from 7,551 to 7,803.

There are now a total of 374 people in hospital due to COVID-19, of whom 76 are in intensive care – ICU or acute care units.

#Eight more people have died from COVID-related causes, bringing the death toll to 901 in the province.

9,364 people are isolated, under active public health surveillance, after exposure to COVID-19.

A total of 42,129 people have recovered from a new coronavirus.

#Epidemics

#Three new health care facility outbreaks were reported across the province on #Thursday, at #Williams #Lake #Seniors #Village, #Ridge #Meadow #Hospital and #Langley #Memorial #Hospital.

#Two outbreaks were declared over, at the #Saanich #Peninsula #Hospital and at the #Bamfield #Pavilion.

#Additionally, the outbreak in the #Bighorn #Hotel community has been declared over.

#In total, there are 52 assisted long-term care homes, senior rental buildings, and nine acute care facilities with ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks.

#Outbreaks and other exposure events can be linked from the BC #Center for #Disease #Control website.


#More #Victoria #Buzz’s COVID-19 coverage, including local exposures and outbreaks.


#Island health

11 new cases were reported #Thursday in the #Island #Health region.

#As of #Thursday, there were 82 active cases left on the island. #By health service delivery area, these are:

  • #South #Island: 44 | #Total number of cases: 324
  • #Central #Island: 16 | #Total number of cases: 397
  • #North #Island: 22 | #Total number of cases: 207

#No new deaths have been reported in the island’s health region. #Eight people remain in the hospital, including two in intensive care units.

The #Island #Health graph below shows the region’s COVID-19 curve during the pandemic.

(#Island health)

#Vaccinations

17,510 people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 across #British #Columbia with the vaccinations from #Pfizer and #Moderna.

#Dr. #Bonnie #Henry says the first doses of vaccine in rural, remote and #First #Nations communities have now been administered as supplies continue to arrive.

#Island #Health has administered its entire current supply of #Pfizer and will not have an operational vaccination clinic on #January 1, 2021.

#Government agencies have set up a number of websites for #British #Columbians who need more information on COVID-19. #Some links include:

#At the time of this publication, 83,741,025 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded worldwide. 1,824,028 have died and 59,269,609 have recovered.



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