BC COVID-19 restrictions extended to February 5

Grant Boone
January 9, 2021

Premier John Horgan says in the statement there's hope with the provincial immunization program getting underway, but it's too early to ease restrictions in the pandemic that has claimed 954 lives in B.C.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused over 1.6 million deaths and there have been more than 72.1 million confirmed cases worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

In yesterday's update, the province reported 428 new cases of COVID-19, including 90 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, including Powell River, and nine on Vancouver Island.

"If we see positive trends in our cases and our hospitalizations and we see a lessening in our impacts, we will monitor that as well".

We need to hold the line with the public health orders for the next two incubation periods - one month - to ensure we are doing all we can to keep everyone in the province as safe as possible.

So far, 33,665 people have been given the COVID-19 vaccine, an increase of 5,456 from the previous day.

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"Look, financially it is right to carry on playing, but for me, morally, it is probably wrong". I think that would work best as Wilson is too isolated and expected to do it on his own.

The extension applies to all of the current public health officer orders, including bans on social gatherings in private homes and all events at public and private venues, as well as restrictions on sports and fitness activities, Henry said.

On Tuesday, the health authority said BC Centre for Disease Control stats reveal the number of COVID-19 cases in the area has now risen to 49.

"Currently 8,755 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and a further 48,205 people who tested positive have recovered". During that same week, 10 people were hospitalized for flu, the report said. "It will get us that much closer to the days without COVID-19". The daily case count is only a snapshot on a given day, at a given time.

McKinney Place long-term care in Oliver remains at 75 cases: 54 residents and 21 staff, with 13 deaths connected to this outbreak.

There have been 45 more people diagnosed with the virus in Northern Health, there are now 464 active cases in the region.

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