the last one:
- Prime Minister John Horgan will join health officials this morning to talk about the next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine program.
- As of Thursday, 104,901 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been given before BC
- The Prime Minister has announced that BC will not limit inter-district travel at this stage.
- On Thursday, 564 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 more deaths were reported.
- There are currently 4,450 active cases of coronary heart disease in BC
- 309 people are hospitalized, with 68 included in intensive care.
The long-awaited details of the BCV COVID-19 vaccine program are expected to be released Friday morning.
Prime Minister John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix, District Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Dr. Penny Blem, chief executive of the pre-AD vaccine, are expected to provide further information during a public announcement at 10:30 p.m.
The county’s immunization program has been complicated by a hiccup in the supply of vaccines from Pfizer-Bio-Tech. Nearly 31,000 vaccine doses that the county expects by Jan. 29 may be limited due to manufacturing issues.
To date, 104,901 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered BC, including 1,680 second doses.
Friday’s announcement follows news that BC will not ban non-essential travelers from other counties in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
On Thursday evening, Horgan said the government has explored its legal options and it is not possible to restrict travel at this stage, but that may change if BC sees an increase in transmission caused by inter-state critics.
On Thursday, pre-AD health officials announced 564 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 more deaths.
In a written statement, Henry and Dix put the number of hospitalized patients at 309, 68 of them in intensive care. Hospitalizations are now at their lowest level since 28 November
A total of 1,119 BC people have lost their lives to COVID-19 since the plague began.
Henry and Dix said a new community cluster was discovered in and around Lake Williams. There are no new outbreaks in the healthcare system, and six outbreaks have been declared over.
What’s happening elsewhere in Canada
As of 8pm on Thursday evening, Canada reported 731,450 COVID-19 cases and 18,622 deaths.
A total of 67,099 cases are considered active.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Common symptoms include:
- cough up.
- Shortness of breath.
- Loss of taste or smell.
But more severe symptoms may develop, including difficulty breathing and pneumonia.
What should I do if I feel sick?
Use the BCV Center COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool for Disease Control. A test is recommended for anyone who has symptoms of a cold or flu, even if they are mild. People with severe breathing difficulties, severe chest pain, difficulty waking up or other extreme symptoms should call 911.
What can I do to protect myself?
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly. Keep them clean.
- Keep away from sick people.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
- Wear a mask in indoor public spaces.
- Be aware of developing advice for different areas.
More detailed information about the outbreak is available on the Federal Government website.