A total of 761 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in B. C. last day, further confirming fears of an increase in transmission to vacations and gatherings

A nationwide ban on social gatherings and events was extended to February 5 as a post-vacation spike in COVID-19 cases sets in

BC. 761 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Thursday

“Over the past few days we’ve seen a slight increase in our cases and our curve is going up,” said Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry said

Health officials have extended statewide bans on social gatherings and events in private and public places. Sports restrictions also continue

The numbers on Thursday were higher than the previous days. A total of 428 cases were reported on Tuesday and 625 new cases were reported on Wednesday

“Now is our time to stay on course. We know what we have to do to bend this cornering factor. We did that before this winter break, and we have to do it again,” said Henry

BC.The first case of the UK The variant of COVID-19 has now infected two more household contacts, health officials added,

Henry said a Vancouver Island resident has been isolated from the UK since returning with the new variant, infects two other household contacts, but this transmission is believed to be household-restricted

The new cases bring BC.Total number of reported cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic to 56015

The numbers reported on Thursday come for the first time from an automated system where COVID-19 results are sent straight from the laboratory where the result was taken to provincial authorities, the numbers were forwarded by regional health authorities before they reached the provincial health authorities

“As a result, there will be some changes in the way data is reported in the future to streamline one aspect of a challenging, complex, and labor-intensive process,” Henry said Thursday

Henry said the numbers would now reflect the date of the lab result – when the result was taken instead of reporting it to health officials – and the January 2020 historical data would also be adjusted to reflect that date

About BC.The company’s five health authorities used four different information systems to collect data This lengthened the delay between the determination of a positive case and the counting in provincial numbers

“The important thing is that every case is still counted and any person who is positive is notified as soon as possible Contact tracing and tracing – and in particular the identification of new clusters and outbreaks – will continue to be common practice, “said Henry

Officials also said the numbers reported daily would now cover the 24-hour period of the previous day, rather than the noon to noon reporting period previously used

Of the new cases reported Thursday, 484 were in the Fraser Health area, 96 in Interior Health, 23 in Island Health, 64 in Northern Health, and 94 in Vancouver Coastal Health

There are now 372 people in the hospital, 74 of whom are in intensive care. Eight people died last day as a result of the virus: five at Fraser Health, one inland, and two at Vancouver Coastal Health. A total of 970 people Virus died in B. C.

There remain 6349 active cases, while 47374 have recovered and are no longer isolated 8However, 849 British Columbians remain under public health surveillance

A total of 41064 people have also received their first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine so far

“This is our riskiest time right now. We can’t disappoint our guard. This vaccine is just getting started,” said Henry. “This is our winter but we know spring is coming”

During the vaccinations, Henry discovered that BC. At a time of greatest risk and potential benefit, she encouraged British Columbians to continue to respect physical distancing and not make exceptions that could significantly affect the province

“The number of new cases we see in every health agency tells us that some people have made the decision to make an exception for themselves. It may seem inconsequential … but if 10000 people, a few people in every town, village, or town in our province make these little concessions for themselves, it exponentially increases our overall risk, ”said Henry

“Therefore, no matter how tired we are, we need to pause and reconsider and redouble our efforts”

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