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B.C. records more than 500 cases of COVID-19, six deaths

BC coronavirus update: 508 cases, 6 deaths in final update of the week BC health officials announce 508 new COVID-19 cases | News
Cary Erickson | 20 February, 2021, 21:04

There were eight new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths in Warren County in Friday's report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

In addition, the health department has identified 1,523 probable cases.

The department is reporting a recovery rate of 88 percent state-wide.

Malaysia has recorded 2,461 new COVID-19 cases today which brings the total number of infections to 280,272. The CDC's 14-day positivity rate for Iowa was not immediately available, but the CDC reported Iowa's seven-day positivity rate was 7.6 percent.

Dr. Réka Gustafson spoke at Friday's news conference in Vancouver as Dr. Bonnie Henry took a rare day off, and told reporters 69,970 people have "fully recovered" from the novel coronavirus.

At Big White Mountain, there is one new case in this community cluster since the last update on February 12.

The Ministry of Health has identified 10 new clusters today and all of them are workplace related.

BC coronavirus update: 508 cases, 6 deaths in final update of the week
508 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., 25 in Northern Health

Johnson County reported 748 new cases, for a total of 13,634 since March.

The number of Iowans hospitalized with the virus dropped, from 252 to 241 in the 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. Friday. That patient was not on a ventilator nor in intensive care.

The records will include information on the COVID-19 vaccine received and dates it was administered.

She called the initial results of the province's vaccination rollout, in which the province targeted long-term care residents and staff first, "very encouraging" in terms of controlling outbreaks and of overall efficacy.

The daily Department of Health figures show there have also been 313 new positive cases, out of 2,393, individuals tested.

The death toll in the county remained at 96, or nearly 2.5 deaths per 1,000 population - 0.2 percent.

That puts B.C. lower than Alberta (48 percent), Ontario (51 percent), Saskatchewan and Manitoba (54 percent), and Quebec (56 percent) in that category.

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