Health Care

Health officials announce 155 new coronavirus cases in BC

Health officials announce 155 new coronavirus cases in BC”

Three of these new cases are epi-linked.

"This is a young child under five who has been diagnosed with MIS-C once their serology test came back positive for COVID-19 this week", Henry said.

There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 250 deaths in British Columbia.

Bonnie Henry reports that there are 3,974 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 5,800 in Fraser Health, 239 on Vancouver Island, 587 in Interior Health and 345 in Northern Health.

Henry said the case is a good reminder that while COVID-19 is generally less severe in children, no age group is immune from suffering serious illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreak at Kin Village has been declared over. leaving 15 active outbreaks in long-term care and assisted living and two in acute care units of hospitals. One new community outbreak has been announced at a Tim Hortons location in Merritt, B.C. Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control's (BCCDC) website and on all health authorities' websites.

Currently, there are 3,683 people under active public health monitoring.

More news: Wounded All Blacks seek Eden Park 'statement' after Wallabies draw

The provincial election is just over one week away and advanced voting is available throughout the province.

"Another important preventive measure is to get an influenza vaccine this fall", said Provincial Health Officer, Dr.Bonnie Henry, "vaccines are arriving in B.C. now and over the coming weeks".

"If you are planning on voting in person, keep in mind to give others the space to stay safe when going to vote, wash your hands before and after voting, and consider using a mask if distancing is a challenge", the pair said.

For those who may be self-isolating and looking to vote they can contact Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 for more information and assistance.

"One of the best things that we can do to protect ourselves and those around us is to pay close attention to how we are feeling, by doing our own personal health check each day".

Lead image: A sign in the entry to a store in Kimberley's Platzl.

Like this



18 October 2020
London shifts into 2nd-highest virus risk tier as cases rise
Health Secretary Hancock explained: "Infection rates are on a steep upward path with the number of cases doubling every 10 days". As of Saturday, Londoners will be prohibited from mixing with other households in homes and other indoor settings .

18 October 2020
Trump fires back at Sasse after town hall criticism
The ways I criticize President Obama for that kind of spending; I've criticized President Trump for as well. Trump "mocks evangelicals behind closed doors", he added. "He's flirted with white supremacists".

17 October 2020
Defensive Trump courts voters in two must-win states
He also offered an optimistic assessment of the pandemic, even as a surge of new infections spread across America. The remarks quickly picked up steam online with Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans sharing video of the speech.

17 October 2020
Carr criticizes Cuomo for coronavirus restrictions targeting Orthodox Jews
He says he expects "micro cluster" outbreaks of the virus to flare up for at least another year, even after there is a vaccine. Out of the 133 thousand tests processed statewide the infection rate was 1.09%, but in the red zones, the positivity is 4.84%.

17 October 2020
Everton 2-2 Liverpool: 'Toffees lucky but show grit in draw'
Liverpool were smashed 7-2 by Aston Villa in their last game before the global break, but started like a side keen to make amends. The Reds were able to get another goal, thanks to Mohamed Salah 's brilliantly struck half-volley in the second half.

17 October 2020
Barca coach Koeman: I'll play Griezmann where I want
But Leo has been playing a very tight schedule for many years. "He is a player who if he does not play is more exhausted . Barcelona will aim to return to winning ways when they play Getafe in La Liga 2020-21 on October 18 (Sunday).

17 October 2020
Las Vegas 'Misfits' No More, Golden Knights Now Expected To Win
Pietrangelo will count $8.8 million against the salary cap through 2027 and the deal includes a full no-movement clause. The 30-year-old was considered the top UFA on the open market.

17 October 2020
Moon Expects Local COVID-19 Treatments to Be Available by Year-End
Johnson & Johnson said last month that its goal was to seek an emergency use authorization approval in early 2021. The company was hoping to enroll 60,000 volunteers to test this vaccine.

17 October 2020
Moyes reveals he had HELICOPTER ready to sign Gareth Bale in 2013
In that campaign, the Welshman scored 26 goals in 44 games and ended up going to Real Madrid in exchange for 101 million euros . That will please chairman Daniel Levy, who negotiated a favourable deal to get Bale back on loan from Real Madrid last month.

17 October 2020
Liverpool owner to take Fenway Sports public through merger with RedBall
Forst succeeded Beane as general manager in 2015, and he worked as an assistant general manager for 12 seasons. Major League Baseball may be about to lose its most famous front office figure.