The latest COVID-19 developments in Canada

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		COVID-19 update		509 new cases of COVID-19 49 in Northern Health

By CKPG Today COVID-19 update 509 new cases of COVID-19 49 in Northern Health

Health officials also identified B.C.'s first case of the South African variant, which also considered to be a more infectious strain of the virus.

Today, we are reporting 536 new cases, including six epi-linked cases, for a total of 59,608 cases in British Columbia.

There are now 7,132 people under active public health monitoring because of exposures to known cases of the coronavirus, and 75,914 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

The outbreak at Wingtat Game Bird Packers, a Surrey poultry plant where at least 30 workers tested positive for the coronavirus in December, has been declared over as well.

Most of the new cases of COVID-19 confirmed Friday were in the Lower Mainland, with 260 in Fraser Health and 101 in Vancouver Coastal Health. Three are linked to the same household from Vancouver Island, having travelled recently to the United Kingdom, while one individual has no known travel history.

The 115 new cases, higher than the 102 reported for Vancouver Coastal Health on Thursday.

"It is, of course, concerning that we don't know where this arose", Henry said during a live update. "But we don't believe there is risk to the community at this time".

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There are 531,004 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 13,672 total deaths in MI , the state reported Thursday. She pointed to a grant program for eligible MI workers opening on Friday, and championed the program.

The death toll from the disease now sits at 1,038 in British Columbia.

This person, also in Vancouver Coastal Health region, has not recently travelled and an investigation is ongoing.

The province says 75,914 people in B.C. have now received a COVID-19 vaccine.

There are now 4,624 active cases, including 362 people in the hospital, and 74 people in ICU.

We have had two new health-care facility outbreaks at Brocklehurst Gemstone Care Centre and Maple Ridge Senior Village.

"We must never forget how far we have come by working together".

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