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Northern Health has recorded 32 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, and released a school exposure warning for School District 60.

North Peace Secondary School was exposed to Covid-19 on January 11th, 13th, and 14th.

There are 525 active cases in the region, 40 in hospital, and 17 of those are in Intensive Care.

To date, 2,347  people in the Northern Health Region have recovered, and 53 have died.

Since testing began, 51,700 tests have been completed in the Northern Health Region. Today, 138 tests were done.

The Northern Health Region still has the highest positivity rate at 15.2 per cent.

Across British Columbia, 465 new cases were recorded, bringing the total to 4,331.

There are 329 people in hospital, 70 of those are in ICU beds.

Out of the total 61,912 cases, 89 per cent, or 55,099 have made a recovery.

The Fraser Health Region had the highest amount of new cases today with 262, bringing the total active cases to 1,737. The Interior Health Region has 1,055 active cases.

Last week, 46,675 vaccine doses were shipped to British Columbia, bringing the total number of doses received to 133,475.

Since the last report, 5,023 shots have been administered. Since vaccination began, 92,369 doses have been given.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s still confident the country is on track to vaccinate every Canadian who wants a shot by September.

This comes after reports of a production delay from Pfizer. The company is scaling up production in its Belgium facility, leading to delivery delays until the middle of February.

Health Minister Adrian Dix says the province will need to adjust its vaccination plans after Pfizer will not send any doses to Canada next week.

Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam said in a briefing that the number of people suffering extreme symptoms is increasing. She also noted that the province has reported 23 cases of the U.K. variant, and two cases of the South African variant strain.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the median age of Covid-19 patients has fallen from 53 to 37 years.

Adding to the concern is the emergence of a rare condition called Multi Inflammatory Syndrome in Children. The condition causes intense rashes and inflammation which can be very significant.

British Columbia has recorded 5 cases of Multi Inflammatory Syndrome since last March.

 

 

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