Coroner investigation confirms infant from Interior died of COVID-19

Daniel Fowler
April 27, 2021

Active cases and the amount of new cases have fallen roughly 20 per cent since the peak of the third wave.

The baby, whose family is from the Interior Health region, was being treated at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver at the time.

Seventeen more people died from COVID-19 in B.C. since Friday, pushing the death toll to 1,571, she said.

"And should it be determined that COVID-19 was either a direct cause or one of the underlying factors in the death the coroner has a process where the families are notified, and the information is reported to public health in our COVID-19 data reporting".

Last week, B.C. reported another child under the age of two had died as a result of complications from COVID-19.

The number of contacts that each person has while infectious has come down since B.C. tightened health restrictions, but the circulation of more transmissible variants continues to elevate the risk, Henry said.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 881 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 847 from Saturday to Sunday, and 763 from Sunday to Monday. "I will remind everybody that if you have COVID-19 and you're isolating at home if you have any health concerns, you can call 811 to get support and advice".

India is going through very bad situation, says Dr Anthony Fauci
Arch-foe Pakistan offered medical equipment and supplies after Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted prayers for a "speedy recovery". In Delhi, there have been reports of overwhelmed hospital.

To date, 1,635,372 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 89,035 of which are second doses.

Gujarat's Covid-19 tally crossed the 5 lakh-mark on Monday to reach 5,10,373 with the addition of 14,340 new cases, the highest rise in a single day so far, the state health department said.

"Again, this shows us how devastating the virus can be to people who are older", she said.

"We are still seeing that transmission is primarily related to social connections in people's homes, where they have groups of people, when they're meeting with groups of people indoors", she said. With a record 158 fatalities in a day, the COVID-19 toll in Gujarat rose to 6,486, it said.

Mumbai police is already keeping vigil in order to stop people from flouting covid normsMumbai Police along with other frontline workers have been working relentlessly to fight the deadly COVID-19 virus, often sacrificing their lives to keep citizens safe.

"That means to stay local in our communities to reduce the number of contexts we have to always use our layers of protection".

Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people are being vaccinated per day.

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