Province reports 70 new COVID cases, one death

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		COVID-19 update		66 new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Health

By CKPG Today COVID-19 update 66 new cases of COVID-19 in Northern Health

The province said no new cases of the more contagious B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant, which was first detected in the United Kingdom last fall, have been found; there have been five confirmed cases in Manitoba.

On Wednesday, B.C. reported 456 new cases of COVID-19, including 35 found on Vancouver Island.

So did the province's rolling seven-day average for new cases, which increased slightly to 509 per day. 4,690 people have received both doses, which means roughly 15% of all County residents have received at least one dose, and 5.86% completely immunized. Three cases have been removed from the total due to a data correction.

There were no cases reported in the Prairie Mountain Health region on Thursday.

There are now 276 active cases of COVID-19 in the island region.

Public health says 909 tests were completed on Monday in New Brunswick, and 224,932 total since the start of the pandemic.

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The five-day test positivity rate is now 4.6 per cent provincially and 4.0 per cent in Winnipeg.

Sixteen people are now in hospital in the Island Health region, and five more are receiving critical care.

Of the vehicles attempting to cross the border, 16 were refused entry, for a refusal rate of 0.6 per cent.

Two patients are in hospital and one is in the ICU. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Following the proven public health guidance to slow the spread of COVID-19 continues to be extremely important for everyone to do. There are 1,206 cases now reported to be active.

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