New COVID-19 Cases in Adams County Monday

Grant Boone
February 2, 2021

The new cases were among 1,158 cases found across the province since Friday.

There are now 12 counties that are designated red on the COVID-19 daily alert map.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Monday that more than 1 million doses of covid-19 vaccine have been administered throughout the state. There are nine active cases in the South Island region, 173 active cases in the Central Island and 58 active cases in the North Island.

Of the new cases, 38 come from the Dunkirk zip code, 19 in Fredonia and 40 in Jamestown.

During Monday's briefing, Henry addressed the news that a student who attends Garibaldi Secondary School in Maple Ridge has tested positive for COVID-19 and is a close contact of someone who tested positive for one of the new variants of concern.

While all of the United Kingdom variant cases have involved travellers who recently returned to Canada and their direct contacts, health officials are still "actively trying to determine" where the four South African variants came from, Henry said.

So far, 14 cases of the variant first identified in the United Kingdom have been confirmed here along with four of the variant first seen in South Africa.

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"Right now it's important for us to maintain our precautions that we have in place so that we're not transmitting widely in our communities, until we can get a better sense of where these variants are, how they're spreading, and protect each other from them", said Dr. Henry.

The other United Kingdom variant cases were found in the Lower Mainland and have been linked to travel or close contacts of travellers, Henry said. "This is one of the things that is factoring into all of the decisions that we have to make together over the next coming weeks".

A total of 18 people have been identified with infections of new variants of the novel coronavirus in B.C., an issue that Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says is one of the most concerning facing the province right now.

"What each of us does matters", said Dr. Henry.

Henry noted that the Super Bowl is coming up this weekend, followed by Lunar New Year and Family Day. You should not be planning - whether it's at home, in a bar, a restaurant - viewings of the Super Bowl.

"If we are not able to control this and start seeing spread again, we can undo all the good work that we have done".

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