B.C.'s health ministry to reveal latest new cases, deaths, outbreaks

Grant Boone
January 20, 2021

There has now been a total of 2,708 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

In addition, there has been an increase in cases observed among young people, and there have been a number of incidents involving health order violations.

Today's new cases include: Baker (5), Benton (16), Clackamas (63), Clatsop (1), Columbia (5), Coos (3), Crook (2), Deschutes (37), Douglas (5), Hood River (1), Jackson (41), Jefferson (2), Josephine (27), Klamath (25), Lake (3), Lane (71), Lincoln (5), Linn (7), Marion (67), Morrow (2), Multnomah (125), Polk (14), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (13), Union (4), Wasco (4), Washington (76) and Yamhill (12).

Case numbers continue to remain steady or are decreasing in several categories, while the number of deaths remains concerning.

There are now 4,331 active COVID-19 cases across all of B.C., with another 6,864 people under active health monitoring.

The remaining 806 cases are spread across the rest of the country, including 82 new infections diagnosed in Louth.

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"The more that each individual follows this advice in their everyday lives, the more we can drive down the spread of COVID-19 and minimise the impact on vital healthcare services, patients and frontline workers". As reported earlier, one of the deaths recorded today took place at Gemstone Care Centre in Brocklehurst.

Oregon Health Authority reported 637 new confirmed and presumptive cases and five more deaths. 'We can not afford to drop our guard against the very high levels of infection that remain in the community at present.

He added: "We need everyone to stay at home, other than for essential reasons".

There were no new COVID-19 outbreaks reported anywhere in the province Tuesday, Dix and Henry said.

Public health officials in the North have confirmed that 150,000 people in the region have now been vaccinated against Covid-19.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of the disease in the community, now including information on the total amount of vaccines administered.

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