New COVID Cases, No New Deaths

New COVID Cases, No New Deaths

The Adams County Health Department reports 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday.

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Henry addressed the rising number of COVID-19 variant cases that have appeared across the province, including on Vancouver Island.

British Columbia has now identified 18 cases of the United Kingdom and South African coronavirus variants, including seven that were confirmed over the weekend.

"To date we have had 18 cases confirmed of a variant of concern", Henry said.

"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.

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Health officials in the Fraser Valley are also working to determine if students and staff at a high school in Maple Ridge, B.C., were exposed to a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus.

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.

At her virus briefing on Monday, Dr. Henry said health officials have ordered testing on everyone in the individual's school cohort. "We have vaccines, but it's coming in small amounts". As of Sunday, 562,084 Hoosiers have received a first dose of vaccine, including 3,474 in Marshall County, 1,358 in Starke County and 1,308 in Pulaski County.

"What each of us does matters", said Dr. Henry. "If we are not able to control this and start seeing spread again, we can undo all the good work we have done".

"This is the year to watch the Super Bowl game with people living in your household and only those people", said Dix.

Dix described Super Bowl parties as "events that are nearly designed for the spread of COVID-19", and reiterated that such gatherings must be avoided. Check back for updates.

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