Health unit reports one COVID-19 death as cases continue to decline

Cheryl Sanders
January 27, 2021

Hospitalizations remain high at 328, with 68 people in intensive or critical care. "This is too high", provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said today.

The province has now recorded a total of 65,234 coronavirus infections and 1,168 related fatalities since the start of the pandemic.

State health officials Monday reported fewer than 13,000 people were being treated for the virus in Texas hospitals, marking the seventh consecutive day of declining patient loads.

Dr. Ranade said the first facilities to get the vaccine are those that are expected to have a harder time controlling an outbreak, with older homes tending to have more residents in one room.

The patient died Monday, marking the third such death this week after two deaths were reported on January 25. Laois had 501 of those cases in the last two weeks.

It's hoped another batch of vaccine will arrive next week.

The vaccines require two doses for full effectiveness.

An outbreak at Chartwell Malaspina Care Residence in Nanaimo is ongoing.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told Fox News Sunday that the objective of the guidance was to help people in "those exceptional situations" - such as when people have forgotten which dose they have received or the vaccine they got - where the CDC guidance couldn't be followed.

Vaccinations have slowed down, as the supply of new doses to the province have largely dried up.

A total of 122,359 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., including 4,105 secondary doses. Both were slated to begin in late February.

To date, 119,850 doses of the vaccine have been given to British Columbians. "The vaccine is being distributed in Gallatin County, but we still ask everyone to help protect our most vulnerable citizens".

"For the many who have been doing your part, you may be asking, 'What more can I do?' Be the voice of support and encouragement for those who may be wavering in their resolve".

"The cushion of efficacy is sound enough that the vaccines we're using now will be good against both the mutant in South Africa as well as those in the UK.", Fauci said, reported Bloomberg.

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