Wednesday, 27 January, 2021

7 more COVID deaths added to county toll

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Gustavo Carr | 14 January, 2021, 13:42

On Monday, Interior Health also announced an additional 19 COVID-19 cases related to the ongoing cluster at Big White Mountain.

In better news, almost a month after OH received its first shipment of vaccines, 85 percent of Ohio's more than 900 nursing homes have been visited for distribution of the first dose of the vaccine, Gov. Mike DeWine said during a briefing Tuesday.

"I confirmed with our healthcare team yesterday that even with normal supplies that we expect to have delivered next week, we will run out of vaccine at some point next week, unless we get a major new resupply", de Blasio said.

"With our hospitals crowded and ICUs full, we need to focus on vaccinating Californians who are at highest risk of becoming hospitalized to alleviate stress on our health care facilities", said Dr. Tomás Aragón, Director of the California Department of Public Health and State Public Health Officer.

In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, said on Wednesday that short supplies of the vaccine could hamper efforts to reach the city's inoculation goals.

Almost 30 million doses of the vaccines, manufactured by Moderna and Pfizer with its German partner BioNTech, have been released to US states, which have used only about one-third of them.

On the national level, 29.3 million doses have been distributed and 10.2 million people have received the first shot of the approved vaccines.

Until Dec. 2, there had only been one death in the county attributed to COVID-19.

Two more deaths reported at Stradbally nursing home
COVID-19 vaccines were due to get underway in the nursing home next week but have now been postponed due to the outbreak. For the staff who work tirelessly and develop close relationships with residents who they have grown to love.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 738 new cases in Toronto, 536 in Peel Region, and 245 in Windsor-Essex County. Health departments and providers are also responsible for coming up with contigency plans to avoid wasting doses.

Saskatchewan and Manitoba both said Wednesday they would follow the 21- and 28-day schedules as recommended for now.

Across B.C., 360 people remain hospitalized including 76 people in critical care.

Neither Pfizer nor Moderna endorse the idea of waiting for the second dose.

Through Jan. 11: 311,477 doses of the vaccine have been administered.

Quebec is facing a lawsuit from at least a dozen residents in a Montreal-area long-term care home because they didn't get their second dose on time as promised.

"The studies weren't set up to do that", she said.