Few new cases are reported in area

BC coronavirus update: 508 cases, 6 deaths in final update of the week

The number of active cases is still 20 meaning there have been two recoveries since Thursday's report. There is now a total of 213,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 Friday.

Starting this week, the state's public health department began tracking COVID-19 testing by looking broadly at virus spread during the 14-day incubation period and started calculating Iowa's positivity rate by dividing the number of positive tests over a two-week period with the total number of tests, both negative and positive, in that same time period. That figure, using an expanded definition from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, captures suspected cases where there is no confirmed test.

For a second consecutive day this week, the new case count exceeded the 500 case mark.

This brings the total cases to 949,695 and total deaths to 16,693.

BC coronavirus update: 508 cases, 6 deaths in final update of the week
508 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., 25 in Northern Health

The 27,398 new cases, reported between 11 a.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday, come from 2,402,660 test results. The weekly total was the lowest since 251 cases were reported in the week ending October 9. 46 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

"On behalf of the premier and I think everyone in B.C., I want to pass on my condolences to the family, friends and caregivers of the six people who have passed away", said Dix.

Health officials have now administered 192,942 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 36,923 secondary doses.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; "The past year has been very hard for people and we still have a way to go".

"This is very good news because with every individual that is protected through vaccination, we are all safer", deputy provincial health officer Dr. Reka Gustafon said during a news briefing today, February 19.


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