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BC health officials report 427 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths

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Cecil Davis | 18 February, 2021, 21:26

Quebec health officials say there weren't any COVID-19-related deaths reported across the province in the past 24 hours.

There has been a total of 4,036 COVID-19 related deaths here and 211,751 confirmed cases.

As of midnight February 16, the HPSC has been notified of 650 confirmed cases of Covid-19. A total of 79,991 COVID-19 cases have been reported in long-term care centers and 30,569 in correctional facilities.

Of the cases notified yesterday, 301 cases were in Dublin, 77 in Galway, 37 in Waterford, 36 in Offaly, 32 in Kildare and the remaining 261 cases are spread across all other counties.

Three more people have died of the virus, raising the province's death toll to 1,317.

B.C. detects 1,533 COVID-19 infections in past four days
One new outbreak has been confirmed at Chippawa Creek at Bella Care Residence in Niagara Falls, at the 2nd and 3rd floors. A further 33 deaths and an additional 744 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed by the Department of Health this evening.

Officials are also reporting 800 new COVID-19 cases, but a drop of five patients in hospital, for a total of 766.

Of the 695,629 people who have received some COVID-19 vaccine in Minnesota, 246,431 have completed the two-dose series.

Dr Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said; "Although we have made great progress, the situation remains precarious".

Marc Brisson of Universite Laval says Quebec's choice to relax health orders on February 8 could result in a sharp rise in the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths if a variant takes hold.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 74,710 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. Of those, 69,167 people have recovered. "In particular, people should isolate immediately on experiencing any symptoms and contact their GP".