B.C. health officials warn ‘tide can turn quickly’ as COVID-19 cases creep up in some regions – CBC

1,533 more cases confirmed and 26 more deaths reported over the last 4 days

Feb 16, 2021

B.C. health officials say 26 people died of COVID-19 in the last four days and 1,533 more cases of the disease have been confirmed.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the latest numbers Tuesday afternoon in the first public update on the pandemic since Friday. She noted that some parts of the province are starting to see concerning upward swings in their COVID-19 numbers and case positivity rates.

That includes B.C.’s biggest health authority, Fraser Health, and neighbouring Vancouver Coastal Health, where the seven-day rolling averages of new cases are inching upward along with the reproductive number, which measures how many people each new case is infecting.

Henry said that across the province, the number of positive tests reported every day is still far too high.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-update-february-16-1.5915890

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