Number of new COVID-19 cases in BC surges to 716

Number of new COVID-19 cases in BC surges to 716 | News

A FURTHER 683 new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Ireland, the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has said this evening.

Thirty-eight individuals have newly tested positive for COVID-19, the highest rise reported in weeks.

With the latest infections from Wednesday's update, there have now been 93,969 total known cases of COVID-19 in B.C. The first positives in Walnut Hill and McDavid were reported April 6.

Currently, there are 187 active COVID-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago; 12 patients are hospitalised with one person in an Intensive Care Unit at the Couva Hospital and Multi-Training Facility. There have been a total of 4,628 deaths related to Covid-19 here to date.

Ontarians 75 and older can now book COVID-19 vaccines online
Ontario residents who are 75 or older can booking appointments through the government's online system as of this week. In Simcoe Muskoka, over 68,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine had been administered to high-priority groups as of Friday.

Of the active cases, 303 individuals are now hospitalized with COVID-19, 85 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation. There is now a total of 232,164 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Approximately 148 variant cases are now active in B.C.

Officials have now recorded 2,994 cases of COVID-19 in the island region since the pandemic began. The health officials said 87,170 people have been given both doses.

Shots are available across B.C. for people aged 76 or older, and Indigenous people over the age of 55.

"The timing for our age-based program has been accelerated, front-line workers will soon be immunized and now, people who are clinically extremely vulnerable with complex and challenging health conditions will also be able to get immunized".

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