Clark County reports 156 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths since Friday

Clark County reports 156 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths since Friday

"We need to only do those types of travel if it is essential, and nothing more".

Monday, 15 more people were reported dead from the coronavirus.

In Douglas County, 8,814 out of the 9,029 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 215 cases are active.

There are now 368 people in hospital, an increase of 50 patients from last week, and 121 people in intensive care, an increase 25 patients.

Henry said health officials would continue targeting hard-hit communities for mass vaccination - as was done in Prince Rupert and is being done in Whistler. We're talking about a number of weeks now.

The new statistic - probable cases - takes into account positive antigen tests, a second type of test for detecting COVID-19 infections that had been tracked by the Washington State Department of Health but not by Clark County Public Health.

Australia and New Zealand to start quarantine-free travel
And, if there are multiple cases of unknown origin in a state, NZ will likely suspend flights for a set period of time. The planes will also be flown by crew members who have not flown on any high-risk routes for a set period of time.

Any residents with questions about COVID-19 or the vaccine interest form may call Douglas County's help line at 785-864-9000.

Health minister Adrian Dix said while overall hospital capacity to care for people suffering from the virus is manageable, he said several Lower Mainland hospitals are now near capacity.

Those over the age of 40, or born in 1981 or earlier, will be able to register as of Monday, April 19.

The government also noted that once a person is registered, they'll receive an email or text as soon as it's their turn to book an appointment.

As of Tuesday, people aged 66 and over are being vaccinated in B.C.

There were outbreaks at two long-term care homes over the past three days, bringing the total active outbreaks in care facilities and hospitals to 13.

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