Island Health COVID-19 cases steadily confirmed throughout weekend

Island Health COVID-19 cases steadily confirmed throughout weekend

Sixteen of the new cases are epi-linked.

There were 49 new deaths over the same three-day period for a total of 647 fatalities.

Northern Health reported 91 new infections in a three-day span; the region has seen a total of 1,331 and in the Interior Health region there were 250 new cases for a total of 2,851.

There are 10,039 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 11,177 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Health officials also announced that the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine would be given to healthcare workers on Tuesday morning. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As many health-care workers continue to call for pandemic pay bonuses that were promised during the early days of the virus, Horgan says that the government is still working on delivering the payments.

The recipient is 64-year-old Nisha Yunus, who has been a residential care aide at Vancouver General Hospital for 41 years.

"You may be doing all you can to protect yourself...it is making a difference, and that is what we all need to do". "If you do not pay the fines, we will send collections after you".

"So let's make December 15 a day for doing all we can to protect our communities and the people we care for most".

A total of 31,207 people are considered to have recovered from COVID-19, roughly 73 per cent of the total. We ask that all businesses carefully review the guidelines to ensure all requirements are met before resuming operations. "Let's save our celebrations with loved ones until it is safe for us to get together once again".

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