Govt provides additional Rs 500 million for COVID-19 vaccine

Govt provides additional Rs 500 million for COVID-19 vaccine

- Mason County reported 10 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing its total to 1,654 cases with 22 deaths.

This time last month the averages were 1,134 cases and 25 deaths a day.

"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.

There are 4,189 people in B.C. who health officials have identified as being infected, and another 7,136 people who health officials are closely monitoring because they have had known exposure to identified cases.

It's the first set of new data released on local COVID numbers since Friday due to the Presidents Day holiday.

Since immunizations started, 171,755 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given.

The latest persons to succumb to this disease are a 74-year-old woman from a nursing home, an 88-year-old woman with comorbidities, and a nine-year-old child.

Nearly two-thirds of today's new cases are from the Greater Toronto Area, including 320 new cases in Toronto, 154 new cases in Peel and 118 new positives in York Region.

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A further 33 deaths from COVID-19 have been confirmed, along with 744 new cases of the virus.

There were five new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths reported for Warren County Monday and Tuesday.

The number of active cases has now dropped to 330 after 124 new cases were listed as resolved.

Like many jurisdictions, B.C. experienced delays in deliveries of both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. It is the longest state of emergency in B.C.'s history and is approaching one year since it was implemented.

We have also had one new outbreak at the Timothy Christian school in Chilliwack.

Ireland's Covid vaccination figures were also updated, with 176,926 people having received a first dose as of Saturday (13 February).

A group of surveillance clinics in Minnesota reported that 0.5% of patients sought care for flu-like illness in the week ending February 6.

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