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508 new COVID cases in BC; 6 deaths | iNFOnews

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There are 217 people in hospital including 61 in critical or intensive care. All had underlying health conditions. Data for staff vaccination rates is expected from public health in the coming week.

For the second straight day, there was only one COVID-positive patient at Warren General Hospital according to the latest release.

Speaking alongside Health Minister Adrian Dix, the deputy provincial health officer added another 508 cases had been confirmed in the latest reporting period. There were 252 cases reported since February 12, an average of 36 a day.

Johnson County reported 748 new cases, for a total of 13,634 since March.

Active cases are up for another consecutive day.

The Ministry of Health has identified 10 new clusters today and all of them are workplace related. 46 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.

"We are seeing a decline in outbreaks as well as we are seeing there is substantial protection for the frail and elderly from vaccinations".

BC coronavirus update: 508 cases, 6 deaths in final update of the week

"This is very good news because with every individual that is protected through vaccination, we are all safer", deputy provincial health officer Dr. Reka Gustafon said during a news briefing today, February 19.

Since the start of the pandemic, 2,129 individuals within facilities have died due to the virus.

The records will include information on the COVID-19 vaccine received and dates it was administered.

Statewide, 278,658 individuals have had the first shot of the two-shot series, and 137,385 people have completed both shots.

While delays in shipments of the vaccines have meant pushing back the second dose for some, preliminary data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control suggested a single dose can dramatically decrease the risk of infection.

The death toll in the county remained at 96, or nearly 2.5 deaths per 1,000 population - 0.2 percent.

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