20 new COVID-19 cases in Middlesex London

20 new COVID-19 cases in Middlesex London

There have been 26 COVID-related deaths in the province.

Two people are in hospital with COVID-19, with one in the intensive care unit.

646 people are now hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, down from 660 reported yesterday.

There are 280 COVID patients in intensive care units (up from 277) and 189 COVID patients on ventilators (up from 181 yesterday). Ontario's current positivity rate is 4.2 per cent.

Another 41,251 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed.

The province completed 25,979 tests yesterday.

The province has so far been focused on vaccinating the highest priority groups, which include residents and staff in long-term care homes.

Of the cases reported today there are 188 people under 19 years old, 401 people between 20 and 39 years old, 322 people between 40 and 59 years old, 115 people between 60 and 79 years old, and 28 people over the age of 80.

The dominant variant right now is known as B.1.1.7 and Ontario recently reported 391 cases as of February 21.

The daily epidemiologic summary indicates Ontario has had a total of 390 cases of the United Kingdom variant, known as B.1.1.7.

Clark County reports 37 new COVID-19 cases and one death Wednesday
Today, we are reporting 456 new cases, including two epi-linked cases, for a total of 78,278 cases in British Columbia. There were 253 active cases as of Wednesday, up from 245 on Tuesday, according to Public Health data.

The province has reported 1 case of P.1, which is the variant strain that originated in Brazil.

According to Public Health Ontario, there are delays between specimen collection and the testing required to confirm a variant of concern.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says B.C.is in a phase of "vaccine hope and pandemic reality" as the government expects to start informing people over age 80 next week about when they will be vaccinated.

A total of 247,042 people in Ontario have received their second dose of the vaccine and are considered fully inoculated. That leaves 10,296 known active cases of the virus in Ontario. The region is in the yellow - protect zone.

Kingston's medical officer of health says that a recently identified variant of concern in a local case of COVID-19 presents no community threat or risk. Despite the vaccine possibly working on this new variant, it could still mean a massive spike in cases. There are 29 known active cases.

Cases of the UK, South African, and Brazilian COVID-19 variants have been confirmed in Ontario.

Toronto, Peel and North Bay remain under a stay-at-home order until at least March 8. There are 27 known active cases.

Saskatchewan reported its first variant cases not linked to travel Tuesday, in three cases all from late January.

Liberal health critic John Fraser said local health units will need support from the province, including faster progress on the online booking portal promised to co-ordinate vaccination appointments.

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