Coronavirus: 33 additional deaths, 744 new cases in Ireland

Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2021

Unauthorized social gatherings are responsible for four out of every 10 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. and a surge in exposures linked to schools, according to the province's top doctor.

These numbers are beyond the "widespread" risk level factors for each county, which is more than seven daily new cases per 100,000 residents, and a positivity rate of more than 8 percent.

The new cases include results of samples from over a 12-day period, as the Best-dos Santos Public Health Laboratory works to reduce the backlog created by the temporary use of manual extraction in the processing of samples. There are 231 people in hospital, with 74 of whom in critical care or ICU.

Another 7,136 people are being monitored by public health officials.

There has now been a total of 3,980 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland.

In total, 171,755 British Columbians have been vaccinated, with 22,914 having received their second dose.

Of Colorado's more than 5.7 million people, 2,505,587 people have been tested.

Statistics released by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on Monday night, show that the number of Covid-19 related fatalities in the country now stand at 48 094.

One new outbreak has been confirmed at Chippawa Creek at Bella Care Residence in Niagara Falls, at the 2nd and 3rd floors.

The most recent data from the Ministry of Health indicates that the Cayo and Belize City District are where the majority of Covid-19 cases have been detected.

Note: Today's 25 new presumptive positive cases are in addition to the 21 announced yesterday.

Updated data about vaccine distribution and other metrics the county tracks normally are posted to the county's website on Mondays and Thursdays, but the President's Day holiday delayed the report this week. That applies to Phase 2-eligible residents, including healthcare workers, first responders, long-term care residents and staff, congregate care residents and staff and people 75-years-old or older.

They said 176,926 people have received their first dose, while 91,625 people have received their second dose.