Covid-19: By the numbers, February 16

NL Confirms 7 New Cases of COVID-19, Another 25 Presumptive Positives

Meanwhile, Dr. Henry offered an update on the new COVID variants in B.C.

"We in Public Health cannot be everywhere".

The number of people in hospital with the virus increased from 226 to 231, with 74 people now in ICU.

The added cases brings the county's total number of cases to 6,928, according to Thurston County Public Health and Social Services data released Tuesday.

There have been 5,828 deaths among cases, and of those, there have been 5,655 deaths because of COVID-19.

As well, 171,755 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in far, 22,914 of which are second doses.

British Columbia's provincial health officer is warning that COVID-19 cases and test positivity rates are ticking up in some jurisdictions due to increased interactions.

The Department of Health has been notified of 33 additional deaths, relating to Covid-19. There were also 13 new cases among federal inmates at the Cibola County Correctional Center.

Another 40 people in the state died of COVID-19, which brings the total number of deaths to 11,805.

The number of active cases has now dropped to 330 after 124 new cases were listed as resolved.

In terms of the location of today's cases: there are 301 in Dublin, 77 in Galway, 37 in Waterford, 36 in Offaly, 32 in Kildare and the remaining 261 cases are spread across all other counties.

Like many jurisdictions, B.C. experienced delays in deliveries of both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.

Hoosiers age 65 and older, along with healthcare workers, long-term care residents and first responders who are regularly called to the scene of an emergency to render medical assistance, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Henry said there's been a community outbreak declared, this time at Timothy Christian School in Chilliwack, and another has been reported at Simon Fraser University Childcare Society in Burnaby.

A group of surveillance clinics in Minnesota reported that 0.5% of patients sought care for flu-like illness in the week ending February 6. Since Friday, the county recorded 4,529 first doses and 1,590 second doses.



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