Wednesday, May 12, 2021
ADVT 
National

1006 COVID19 cases for Thursday

Darpan News Desk Darpan, 22 Apr, 2021 08:22 PM
  • 1006 COVID19 cases for Thursday

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health shared their COVID19 update for Thursday. 

4 new deaths and 1,006 new cases of COVID 19. There have been 122,757 cases in BC. There have been 1,550 deaths in BC linked to the virus. There are 502 people in hospital with COVID-19. This is a new record. There are 161 people in ICU. 

The province has administered around 1,530,000 vaccines. Province still asking everyone to register for vaccine even if they received AstraZeneca.

Starting tomorrow the province is encouraging everyone in the province to register for vaccine. Bookings for 60 plus starts tonight.

Dr. Henry is encouraging people to get vaccine. Says there are a lot of rumours out there. "The pressure on our health care system is immense right now, our health care workers need our help right now."

Dr. Henry says BC has a rate over 80% in a number of age groups already. "Take the first vaccine available to you."

Dr. Henry says immunization of children is important. Says expects studies coming out in the next few months around efficacy of vaccine on children. Says hope is next fall teenagers will get immunized.

Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth will announce travel measures TOMORROW. Dr. Bonnie Henry says travel 'will spread the virus further.'

Health Minister Adrian Dix: British Columbia is cancelling around 1750 surgeries in Metro Vancouver due to capacity issues in hospitals linked to COVID-19 pressure. There are 9 hospitals moving to urgent surgeries online. This will be in place for two weeks.

The hospitals that are moving to urgent surgeries only for two weeks: Surrey Memorial Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, Abbotsford General Hospital, Burnaby & Richmond Hospital, St. Paul's UBC Hospital. 

 750 surgeries are being cancelled in the  Vancouver Coastal Health region  and 1,000 in the Fraser Health region

On variants arriving from India Dr Henry says "A number of  are directly related to travel from India, and others were in people who did not make the travel from India," she said. It is one of the ones we've been following". 

She said she is supportive of the federal government's decision to suspend incoming passenger flights from India and Pakistan for the next month as cases of COVID-19 surge in both countries.

"We've seen this when we had increased rates in the U.K. where we needed to take a break and ensure that we had an understanding of what was going on."

40 cases of the B.1.617 variant that appears to be wreaking havoc in India were detected in the province about two months ago, she said. It is one of several variants seen from that country, Henry noted.

“It is the small, simple things we do every day that make a difference – washing our hands, wearing a mask, staying away from others and not travelling if we do not need to. And, the time to do that is now.

“We can slow COVID-19, and we can bend our curve back down. Let’s all do our part today to make that happen.”

MORE National ARTICLES

MPs agree flights from hot spots should stop

MPs agree flights from hot spots should stop

The House of Commons adopted a motion from the Bloc Québécois this afternoon calling for flights carrying non-essential travellers from certain countries, such as India and Brazil, to be barred.

MPs agree flights from hot spots should stop

Interim B.C. Liberal leader testifies at inquiry

Interim B.C. Liberal leader testifies at inquiry

The B.C. government appointed Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen in May 2019 to lead the public inquiry into money laundering after three reports outlined how hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal cash affected B.C.'s real estate, luxury vehicle and gaming sectors.

Interim B.C. Liberal leader testifies at inquiry

Climate change to cost more than COVID-19: study

Climate change to cost more than COVID-19: study

Chief economist Jerome Haegeli says the world's current path puts Canada on track to lose seven per cent of its gross domestic product. He says reducing the amount of global warming could cut those costs almost in half.

Climate change to cost more than COVID-19: study

Alarms coming for B.C. dam, river after two killed

Alarms coming for B.C. dam, river after two killed

Five people fishing on the river last October were swept away during an accidental release of water from the reservoir that supplies Metro Vancouver with its drinking water.

Alarms coming for B.C. dam, river after two killed

Man found responsible for stabbings

Man found responsible for stabbings

Klein was convicted last year for the murder of 13-year-old Letisha Reimer and the aggravated assault of her friend in the rotunda of Abbotsford Senior Secondary in 2016.

 

 

Man found responsible for stabbings

More to do on housing affordability: Freeland

More to do on housing affordability: Freeland

Speaking at a virtual event, Freeland says the federal government wants to work with lower levels of government on the issue, saying there is more that cities, provinces and Ottawa can do together.

More to do on housing affordability: Freeland

PrevNext