In a joint written statement, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix urged residents to work together to get the spread of COVID-19 back under control. Salina Regional Health Center has notified us that they now have one patient hospitalized battling COVID-19.
The Department of Health confirms a breakthrough case with a positive PCR test or Antigen test in a person more than two weeks after they have received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Due to a delay in the sequencing analysis for variants of concern, the latest data is not available.
Michigan's first case of the B.1.351 COVID-19 variant was identified in a boy living in Jackson County by the the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' Bureau of Laboratories on March 8.
To date, 756,080 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in BC, 87,351 of which are second doses, and a further 91,066 people who tested positive have recovered.
The county has averaged about eight new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department.
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"We don't yet have enough people protected through the vaccines to be able to put aside any of our safety precautions, so we need to continue to follow all the public health orders and guidelines we have in place", they said.
"Right now, no one should be travelling for leisure or vacation outside of your local communities or regions. We also know that regardless of where we work or what pre-existing health conditions we may have, the older we are, the higher our risk of severe illness", said Doctor Bonnie Henry.
The number of active cases in the state is now 922, according to MTN News, and there has been a cumulative total of 104,836 cases of the virus in Montana. "There are three important things to remember about the COVID-19 vaccines".
"That is why our primary age-based immunization program has started with our oldest and most vulnerable people first". Anyone who was eligible in a previous phase or tier remains eligible.
Henry and Dix said those same frontline workers "remain a priority".