Published: Wed, February 17, 2021
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COVID-19 recoveries in St Lucia

COVID-19 recoveries in St Lucia

Dr. Bonnie Henry leaves the podium after talking about the next steps in B.C.'s COVID-19 Immunization Plan during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on January 22, 2021.

She announced 1,533 new cases in British Columbia.

"As always, we know this is such a challenging and hard time for families, for caregivers and for communities to lose loved ones to this virus", said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

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.

In the region, there have been 4,104 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

On February 13, a total of 268,551 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Ireland.

Of Colorado's more than 5.7 million people, 2,505,587 people have been tested.

"As a scientist and somebody who has worked in the field of vaccines for quite a long time, this is actually incredibly exciting and positive news that we have this very high level of protection in seniors here in B.C. from the first dose of the vaccine", Henry said.

There are seven newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province today and another 25 presumptive positives.

There have been 26 new deaths for a total of 1,314 COVID-19 related deaths in B.C.

The majority of new cases came from Bernalillo and Doña Ana counties with 74 and 52, respectively.

Henry noted that three health-care outbreaks were declared over the past four days, including two on Vancouver Island.

UPS temporarily shut down its air shipping hub in Kentucky due to bitter winter conditions, which will delay the planned Pfizer Shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine. One relative told Loop News, on learning of this newest update, "This is getting so confusing".

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.

Ehresmann earlier this month said contact tracers have been interviewing more than 80% of people with diagnosed COVID-19, but "they really don't know where they got it and/or they are unwilling to give us more specific information about their activities".

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