COVID-19 claims life of infant in Interior Health | iNFOnews

By James Peters	
		COVID-19		B.C. COVID-19 case count increases by 2,491 over the weekend infant from Interior dies of virus

By James Peters COVID-19 B.C. COVID-19 case count increases by 2,491 over the weekend infant from Interior dies of virus

The baby, whose family is from the Interior Health region, was being treated at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver at the time. In the Interior, there were 206 cases over the weekend.

Officials said two of the latest victims were over the age of 90, while seven were between 80 and 89, five were between 70 and 79, two were between 60 and 69, and one person was between 50 and 59.

One of the deaths was the infant, now the youngest person to die from COVID-19 in the province, Henry said.

Henry also announced another 3,102 people have recovered from COVID-19, leaving the province's active caseload at 8,199.

If it is determined that COVID-19 is the "direct cause or one of the underlying factors in a death", the Coroner's Service will notify the family and the information is reported to public health, said the provincial health officer. "They have whole families who are admitted to the hospital", she said.

Since March 2020, B.C. health officials have worked with the Coroners Service to establish a protocol that includes COVID-19 assessment for potential infection in all unexpected death investigations, explained Henry.

Of the several hundred deaths since last March investigated in this way, only a small number have been connected to COVID-19.

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There were also 17 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a total of 1,571 deaths in British Columbia.

Few other details have been released, but Henry announced the death today, noting the BC Coroners Service has just wrapped its investigation into previous deaths that had not been attributed to the virus.

To date, 1,635,372 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 89,035 of which are second doses. "Our thoughts are with you during this very hard time". That's what we need to stop right now.

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