British Columbia reports 682 cases of COVID-19, one death

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British Columbia reports 682 cases of COVID-19, one death


One person in British Columbia has died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and there have been 682 new cases of the disease, the province reported on Tuesday.
Of the new cases, 229 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health area, 333 in the Fraser Health area, 19 in Island Health, 76 in Interior Health and 23 in Northern Health.









Variants of COVID-19 in British Columbia

Variants of COVID-19 in British Columbia

A note on the BC Center for Disease Control website states that 36 historical cases were identified during a review of the data.

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The province has reported 144 new cases linked to the worrying variants of COVID-19. There have been 1,510 cases of COVID-19 variants, of which 171 are active.

The seven-day moving average of British Columbia’s positivity rates rose to 7.7%, the highest level since Jan. 7.

The single death brings the death toll from COVID-19 in the province to 1,438.








Concern over cases of COVID-19 variants in younger age groups in British Columbia


Concern over cases of COVID-19 variants in younger age groups in British Columbia

Eleven other people in British Columbia are hospitalized with COVID-19, bringing the total to 314. Of that number, 83 are in intensive care, an increase of three.

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There are 5,409 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 9,488 people are self-isolating due to possible exposure to the novel coronavirus.

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More than 550,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the province, 87,000 of which are secondary doses.


Click to play the video: 'Dr.  Bonnie Henry warns of sports-related COVID-19 clusters for BC youth







Dr. Bonnie Henry warns of sports-related COVID-19 clusters for young people in British Columbia


Dr. Bonnie Henry warns of sports-related COVID-19 clusters for young people in British Columbia

The province said Tuesday that an order on gatherings and events had been amended to provide an exemption for outdoor worship services.

On Monday, provincial health worker Dr Bonnie Henry noted an increase in COVID-19 cases among young people.


Click to play the video: `` Warning on the growth of COVID-19 cases in the young population of British Columbia ''







Warning Regarding Growing COVID-19 Cases in BC’s Younger Population


Warning Regarding Growing COVID-19 Cases in BC’s Younger Population

“It’s always, of course, riskier with age,” she said. “But as we protect more and more older people, we also see risks in younger people, and younger ones end up in intensive care and need intensive care for a longer period of time.

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Henry said the increase in new cases may be related to workplaces and homes and that the COVID-19 variants leave “less room for error.”

– With files from the Canadian Press

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