LTC homes avoid new COVID-19 fatalities as new cases tick upwards

Tanya Simon
February 26, 2021

Meanwhile, 4,055 Covid-19 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing down the current number of active cases to 30,475, according to data shared by the Health Ministry in a social media post today.

Meanwhile in Sheboygan County, two more people passed away due to COVID-19 complications.

The recovery rate has remained to 97.22 per cent, while the fatality rate is 1.42 per cent.

Second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are starting to roll out in the region this week, according to Porcupine Health Unit medical officer of health Dr. Lianne Catton.

We continue to ready our province for widespread mass vaccination clinics, which will begin in April. We are moving forward carefully and thoughtfully to ensure our systems and our health authorities have the tools and resources to take on the significant task ahead.

8 people have died over the weekend, including two Northern Health residents.

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New Brunswick's COVID-19 online dashboard now provides an update on the amount of vaccines that have been administered to date. A total of 11,648 people (21 new) have tested negative in Brookings County, and 124 people (no change) in the county have been hospitalized at some point, the state reported.

By race, 69.5% of county residents who've had COVID-19 are white, 26.7% are unknown or not specified, 2.7% are Black, 1% are Asian and 0.1% are American Indian.

No new health-care outbreaks were declared over the past 24 hours, and an outbreak at an Interior Health facility is now considered over.

There are 4,677 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. We need to hold steady and ensure these cases don't surge. On Feb. 1, the seven-day average was 301 cases and seven-day total cases was 2,108. We have been working to fast-track this work with new screening methods. "Right now, there are cases in all 67 counties, but not enough that it would not compromise a patient's confidentiality".

COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks for most people.

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