Feb 10, 2021 3:47 PM
VICTORIA — Another 469 cases of COVID-19 were reported in B.C. Wednesday (Feb. 10), including 46 in the Interior.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says in a release today, there are 4,305 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
The new cases bring B.C.’s total to 71,856 cases since the pandemic arrived in the province. The cases are spread out as follows:
- 16,515 — Vancouver Coastal (up by 100)
- 42,668 — Fraser Health (up by 243)
- 1,916 — Island Health (up by 25)
- 6,814 — Interior Health (up by 46)
- 3,902 — Northern Health (up by 53)
- 146 — Reside outside of Canada (up by 2)
News Releases | Province Considers Changes to Public Health Orders, Seeks Feedback on Manitobans' Reopening Priorities – news.gov.mb.ca
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Manitoba reports lowest test positivity rate since October as 70 new COVID-19 cases announced – CBC.ca
Manitoba announced 70 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and reported its lowest test positivity rate in more than four months.
That rate dropped from 4.6 per cent to 4.3 Thursday — the lowest announced since Oct. 20, when it was at the same spot. Winnipeg’s rate dipped to 3.8 per cent from four a day earlier.
A man in his 70s from the Winnipeg health region died, bringing the province’s total number of coronavirus-linked deaths to 888.
Most of the new cases on Thursday are split between the Winnipeg health region, which has 31 cases, and the Northern Health Region, with 30, the province says in a news release.
There are seven new cases in the Interlake-Eastern health region and two in the Southern Health region, while the Prairie Mountain Health region reported no new infections.
No new cases of the more infectious B117 coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K. have been identified in Manitoba since one was announced on Tuesday, bringing the province’s total to five.
Strict public health orders on Pauingassi First Nation, about 280 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, have been lifted now that the risk of COVID-19 spreading in that community has stabilized, the release says.
The fly-in community of about 500 people brought in stay-at-home orders at the start of this month when nearly one in every four people there tested positive for the illness.
All Manitoba’s other public health orders are still in effect.
Vaccines doses received top 100K
The province has now received more than 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to its online dashboard.
Of the 102,360 doses, 69,060 — about two-thirds — have been administered, the dashboard says.
So far, 2.6 per cent of Manitobans over 18 have gotten both their shots, with 47,920 more immunizations planned over the next 28 days, the dashboard says.
There are now 196 COVID-19 patients in hospital in Manitoba, a drop of 11 since Wednesday. Twenty-six of those people are in intensive care, down by three.
Three previously announced COVID-19 cases were removed from Manitoba’s total on Thursday because of a data correction, the release says. That brings the number of cases identified in the province so far to 31,657.
Of those cases, 29,563 people are considered to have recovered from the illness, while 1,206 are still deemed active — a number health officials have said may be inflated by a data entry backlog.
There were 2,290 more COVID-19 tests done in Manitoba on Wednesday, bringing the total number of swabs completed in the province to 519,892 since early last February.
Ontario to release new COVID-19 projections today – Toronto Sun
York Region, which moved to the red zone this week, saw 94 new cases
Ontario recorded 1,054 new cases Wednesday with another 1,291 cases resolved.
Testing confirmed an additional five cases of the United Kingdom variant, known as B.1.1.7, for a total of 405 variant of concern (VOC) cases.
The province had administered 54,852 tests in the previous 24 hours, a positivity rate of 2.4%.
Nine more deaths were linked to the pandemic, bringing the total number of lives lost to 6,893.
Of the three regions still under a stay-at-home order Wednesday, Toronto reported 363 new cases, Peel Region 186 and North Bay-Parry Sound had one case.
York Region, which moved to the red zone this week, saw 94 new cases.
Ontario’s slow drip vaccine rollout administered just 17,141 doses Wednesday, bringing the total so far to 602,848 doses and 251,590 people fully vaccinated with the required double dose.
Each of the province’s 34 public health units is being asked to come up with a plan to deliver vaccinations.
For instance, Peel Region is planning to set up three large vaccine clinics — one each in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga — but no appointments were being booked as of Wednesday.
Peel confirmed 45,300 doses given out so far which included over 15,500 in long-term-care (LTC) homes and retirement homes.
Meanwhile, Ontario optometrists say they have been rejected after offering to administer the vaccine.
Ontario veterinarians were recently added to the list of health-care professionals to administer the vaccine, alongside doctors, nurses and pharmacists,” a statement from the Ontario Association of Optometrists released Wednesday said.
“The question is, why have optometrists not been included since they work with patients on a regular basis and many already have had injection training as part of their professional curriculum?”
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