Well being officers will present their every day replace in a stay briefing at 3 p.m. PT. 887 new instances of COVID-19 had been introduced on Thursday, together with 13 extra deaths. There have been 29,973 confirmed instances within the province so far. There are 7,899 individuals with energetic instances of the illness throughout B.C. 294 sufferers are in hospital with COVID-19, together with 64 in intensive care. 384 individuals have now died of the illness.
B.C.’s second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is displaying no indicators of slowing, with one other 887 new instances confirmed on Thursday and 13 extra deaths.
That brings the variety of energetic instances within the province to 7,899. A complete of 294 sufferers are in hospital with COVID-19, together with 64 in intensive care.
The Fraser Well being and Vancouver Coastal Well being areas proceed to drive this part of the pandemic, accounting for 88 per cent of the brand new instances introduced Thursday.
In a written assertion, Provincial Well being Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Well being Minister Adrian Dix urged everybody to stay with public well being measures meant to stem the unfold of the illness.
“Sluggish and regular is what we want with COVID-19 and it’s how we are going to get via this second wave. The efforts we make every day make a distinction,” they mentioned.
Henry and Dix are scheduled to present an replace on the pandemic response in a stay briefing at 3 p.m. PT.
It comes just a little greater than per week after strict new restrictions and guidelines had been put in place in B.C., together with wide-ranging masks orders for indoor public and retail environments.
Well being officers have informed British Columbians to pause all social interactions and be vigilant making use of completely different layers of safety, together with bodily distancing, washing arms and utilizing masks.
What’s occurring elsewhere in Canada
There have now been greater than 353,097 instances of COVID-19 in Canada.
On Thursday, federal officers sought to reassure Canadians that they’ve a plan to acquire and distribute hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccines in early 2021. Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public well being officer, mentioned as many as six million doses might be deployed within the first three months of the brand new 12 months.
Canada is predicted to obtain no less than 194 million vaccine doses, with contractual choices for 220 million extra.
What are the signs of COVID-19?
Frequent signs embody:
Fever. Cough. Tiredness. Shortness of breath. Lack of style or odor. Headache.
However extra severe signs can develop, together with issue respiratory and pneumonia.
What ought to I do if I really feel sick?
Use the B.C. Centre for Illness Management’s COVID-19 self-assessment software. Testing is beneficial for anybody with signs of chilly or flu, even when they’re gentle. Individuals with extreme issue respiratory, extreme chest ache, issue waking up or other excessive signs ought to name 911.
What can I do to shield myself?
Wash your arms ceaselessly and completely. Maintain them clear. Maintain your distance from people who find themselves sick. Keep away from touching your eyes, nostril and mouth. Put on a masks in indoor public areas. Concentrate on evolving journey advisories to completely different areas.
Extra detailed data on the outbreak is obtainable on the federal authorities’s web site.