9 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health after several low days

9 new COVID-19 cases in Island Health after several low days

The latest poll from Leger finds nearly two thirds (61%) of Canadians believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us, the highest result by far in the company's continued surveys of attitudes toward COVID-19.

And there is now only one case of Covid-19 in NI Care Homes.

Approximately 72 per cent of eligible B.C. residents have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. It's the third day of new cases under 200.

Of the new cases, 70 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 285 are in the Fraser Health region, nine are in the Island Health region, 101 are in the Interior Health region and 15 are in the Northern Health region. Of the active cases, 199 individuals are now hospitalized, 63 of whom are in intensive care.

Gustafson said public health officials are starting to plan a move away from managing COVID-19 as an emergency.

In B.C., there were 217 cases diagnosed on Saturday, 131 on Sunday, and 133 on Monday, with 199 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, down from 224 on Friday and 511 at the height of the pandemic.

In all, there are 2,102 active cases of the novel coronavirus across B.C., the lowest number since November 17.

A total of 141,879 people are considered fully recovered from COVID-19, or 97 per cent of all recorded cases.

The Taoisaech says the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines is continuing "very effectively and efficiently".

"We are on a good path to get back to work, to school, to university, to seeing friends, to travelling", she said.

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