Less than 500 cases reported in latest update – fr

Less than 500 cases reported in latest update – fr

VANCOUVER – British Columbia announced 494 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, marking the smallest increase in infections in one day since mid-March.

The province’s moving weekly average has also dropped to 565 cases per day, meaning it has halved since peaking at 1,130 per day at the height of B.C.’s third wave in April.

Health officials also announced two new deaths linked to the disease. British Columbia has now recorded 138,304 cases of COVID-19 and 1,634 related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

In a joint written statement, Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Administrator, and British Columbia Minister of Health Adrian Dix said, “Their condolences go out to the family, friends and caregivers of these people. died as a result of COVID-19 ”.

Another 643 people have also recovered from the disease since Thursday, lowering the number of active cases in British Columbia to 5,548. The number of active cases has been declining steadily since reaching a provincial high of 10,081 April 16.

The number of people battling COVID-19 in hospital fell by 26, to 387, although the number of intensive care patients remained static at 141.

While the number of cases in British Columbia has moved in the right direction, health officials have stressed that the number remains high and people should not become complacent.

“As we move into the weekend, let’s remember that COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities, so let’s keep our layers of security in mind to help us navigate this pandemic, together,” said Henry and Dix. .

During his monthly modeling show on Thursday, Henry gave hope that the province will ease some of its current restrictions soon. She said that won’t happen until the Victoria Day long weekend, however, and “even then he’s not going to flip the switch, it’s going to gradually and slowly turn up the light. “

“We won’t hit the bottom of our infection curve until we reach a much higher vaccination rate,” Henry added.

British Columbia’s immunization program quickly gained momentum and the province celebrated a milestone this week after offering at least one dose to 50% of the eligible adult population.

An additional 57,752 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca have been administered since the last update, bringing the total to 2,393,265. This includes 124,880 second doses.

And by Sunday night, the province has promised that all adults in the province will be eligible to make an appointment – provided they’ve signed up by visiting the Get Vaccinated website or calling 1-833. -838-2323.

“As we have seen, our vaccines are working. They protect those who are most at risk and, as everyone gets vaccinated, they will protect you and the people around you as well, ”said Henry and Dix.


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