Two New COVID-19 Cases Reported Locally

Grant Boone
February 17, 2021

Dr. Bonnie Henry also announced that there are now 60 cases of COVID-19 variants in BC.

These numbers are beyond the "widespread" risk level factors for each county, which is more than seven daily new cases per 100,000 residents, and a positivity rate of more than 8 percent.

"While the overall number of new cases has slowly been coming down and is lower than it was a few weeks ago, it is still very high, much higher than we want it to be", Henry said.

Officials also confirmed another 49 COVID-related fatalities, bringing the death toll from the pandemic to 15,257.

In total, 171,755 British Columbians have been vaccinated, with 22,914 having received their second dose.

Barbados has recorded 2 457 confirmed cases - 1 090 females and 1 367 males - and 1 698 persons have recovered.

Data updated Tuesday shows that of the county's cases, 6,845 have been reported in Boulder, and 6,283 have been reported in Longmont.

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Those cases were traced back to a hotel where the people had completed quarantine after travelling from overseas. But the most likely scenario is human-to-human transmission, Ardern said.

- Lewis County Public Health & Social Services reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the county's total to 3,135.

The majority of new cases came from Bernalillo and Doña Ana counties with 74 and 52, respectively. They are at Heritage Square in Vernon, Concord By the Sea in White Rock, and at Holy Family hospital in Vancouver.

Like many jurisdictions, B.C. experienced delays in deliveries of both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.

The latest updates mean B.C.is now dealing with 15 outbreaks in long-term care and assisted living, and six in acute care units.

Henry said there's been a community outbreak declared, this time at Timothy Christian School in Chilliwack, and another has been reported at Simon Fraser University Childcare Society in Burnaby.

Ehresmann earlier this month said contact tracers have been interviewing more than 80% of people with diagnosed COVID-19, but "they really don't know where they got it and/or they are unwilling to give us more specific information about their activities".

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