7-day average almost doubles in 1 week as British Columbia registers 395 new cases of COVID-19 – .

7-day average almost doubles in 1 week as British Columbia registers 395 new cases of COVID-19 – .

British Columbia health officials announced 395 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, but no additional deaths.
The seven-day moving average of new cases nearly doubled in one week, from 196 on August 3 to 383.

In a written statement, the provincial health ministry said there are currently 3,284 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in British Columbia, the most active cases since May 28.

A total of 71 people are hospitalized, the highest number in a month. Among them, 23 are in intensive care, up from 19 a week ago.

Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind peaks and declines in new cases, are up 34% from last Tuesday, when 53 people were hospitalized with the disease.

The provincial death toll from the disease is now 1,777 out of 153,313 confirmed cases to date.

On Tuesday, 82.1% of those 12 and over in British Columbia received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 70.6% a second dose.

So far, 7,087,736 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, 3,274,116 of which are seconds.

The number of cases is increasing

British Columbia has seen a 1,000 percent increase in cases over the past five weeks. The Interior Health Region currently accounts for nearly half of the province’s new daily COVID-19 cases, but numbers are also increasing in the rest of the province.

The breakdown by health authority is as follows:

  • 100 new cases at Fraser Health
  • 61 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
  • 187 new cases in Internal Health
    • Total number of active cases: 1,893
  • 15 new cases at Northern Health
  • 31 new cases at Island Health
  • 1 new case of persons residing outside Canada

Health officials are asking travelers to avoid the central Okanagan, where restrictions were reintroduced last week amid an increase in cases.

Interior Health says Kelowna General Hospital has seen a high number of COVID-19 patients due to the outbreak.

Almost all, if not most, of COVID-19 patients, according to an emergency physician in Kelowna, were predominantly young people between the ages of 20 and 40 who are not fully immunized against the virus.

“It was Thursday or Friday, I did an evening shift… and I saw as many COVID-19 patients as I saw in the first and second waves combined in one night,” said Dr Jeff Eppler on the CBC show. Southern dawn.

He said some elective surgeries have been rescheduled to handle the capacity of the hospital.

“It’s something that’s almost 95% preventable with just one vaccination,” Eppler said.

“It’s incredibly frustrating for me and for all frontline workers. This puts everyone at risk… and also takes valuable resources from those who need them. “

Canada-U.S. Border now open

Fully vaccinated Americans and permanent residents who currently live in the United States are now permitted to enter Canada for non-essential travel.

Travelers must be fully vaccinated with vaccines approved in Canada, including AstraZeneca-Covisheld, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, at least 14 days prior to entry. They must also provide a negative COVID-19 test that has been taken within the past 72 hours.

If the traveler meets the criteria, they no longer need to self-quarantine or undergo a hotel stay or eight-day testing.

Canadian citizens wishing to travel to the United States from Canada still face a border closure until at least August 21.


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