Vancouver Island Adds 7 New COVID-19 Cases, Lowest Daily Total Since December – fr

Vancouver Island Adds 7 New COVID-19 Cases, Lowest Daily Total Since December – fr

VICTORIA – Provincial health officials identified seven new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Island area on Friday.

The daily total is the lowest number of new cases detected in a one-day period in the island region since December, according to the BC Center for Disease Control.

The new cases were among 420 cases identified in British Columbia on Friday.

The province has now confirmed 141,373 cases since the start of the pandemic, including 4,990 in the Vancouver Island area.

There are currently 161 active cases in the island region, including 11 people in hospital and two others in intensive care.

Island Health identified the locations of 112 active cases on Friday, including 34 cases in the South Island, 46 in the Central Island and 32 in the North Island.

Six more people in British Columbia have died from COVID-19, health officials said in a statement on Friday, bringing the number of deaths from the pandemic in the province to 1,667. None of the recent deaths have occurred. in the Vancouver Island area, where the pandemic has killed 40 people.

The province has now administered 2,744,020 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 142,406 secondary doses.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix continue to urge British Columbians to abide by all social and travel restrictions over the long weekend leading up to the Tuesday announcement of the plan to lift restrictions.

“We will take a gradual approach to our restart, monitoring our progress as we go to make sure cases, outbreaks and hospitalizations don’t start to climb,” said Dix and Henry. “We need everyone to do their part as well – this long weekend and in the weeks to come.”

Prime Minister John Horgan personally warned British Columbians against rallies and travel this weekend on Thursday in a live speech.

“There are provincial health orders in place, there are travel restrictions in place – not at the start of the long weekend but at the end of the long weekend,” Horgan said.

The premier said he would join Dix and Henry again on Tuesday in announcing plans to reopen the province.

“It’s a positive plan,” Horgan said. “People will be excited about it, but let’s get through this weekend. It is so important. “

The prime minister and health officials declined to reveal more details of the restart plan until Tuesday.

“We’re confident that next July we’ll be in a much better place,” Horgan said Thursday. “On Tuesday we will present this roadmap and I think it will be well received by the vast majority of British Columbians and I have no doubts that they can wait a few more days.


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