COVID-19: 14 cases, no deaths reported in Niagara on Tuesday

Henrietta Brewer
February 17, 2021

State infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann on Tuesday said that Minnesota has encountered 40 COVID-19 cases involving the B.1.1.7 variant first found in the United Kingdom.

Across British Columbia, there were 1,533 cases recorded over the weekend.

Public Health and Social Services Director Schelli Slaughter said the county will not receive any new doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week and just 300 doses the following week. 231 people are hospitalized, 74 of whom are in ICU.

There are 4,189 people in B.C. who health officials have identified as being infected, and another 7,136 people who health officials are closely monitoring because they have had known exposure to identified cases.

Tuesday was the first COVID-19 update since Friday, and 1,533 new infections were reported over that period.

According to data from the CDC, Massachusetts has administered a total of 1,146,860 COVID vaccine doses.

The 36 new cases bring the county's total cases to 18,264.

The latest numbers from the Center for Disease Control show Florida has at least 416 confirmed cases of the B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant, also known as the highly contagious United Kingdom strain.

A group of surveillance clinics in Minnesota reported that 0.5% of patients sought care for flu-like illness in the week ending February 6.

In addition, there were 126 new positive COVID-19 cases on Monday, February 15.

The county's Covid-19 dashboard shows there have been 5,569 confirmed cases and now 99 active cases. (The agency did not report yesterday due to the provincial Family Day holiday).

Health Minister Adrian Dix said hospital occupancy is far below where it was a year ago.

In B.C., researchers have monitored vaccinated residents of long-term care homes after they connected with people with COVID-19, Henry said.

We have also had one new outbreak at the Timothy Christian school in Chilliwack.

This breaks down as 176,926 people who have received their first dose, and 91,625 people have received their second.

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