2021-08-20 BC

Press Briefing

The biggest news from today’s snap press briefing was that Interior Health has announced a new set of health-authority-wide restrictions to combat the rising case counts there. This supplements the previous orders which were only for the Central Okanagan. Also, everybody is asked to avoid non-essential travel into the Interior.

The next biggest piece of news in the briefing was a hint that BC might not move to Stage 4 on 7 September. I’m not terribly surprised, as one of the original criteria was that cases be “low and stable”.

Finally, something which made data nerds like me rejoice, they promised to break down the cases by vaccination status.

Hospitals

This article says that nurses are burning out in the Interior and quitting in large numbers.

Variants

The Variants of Concern report is very boring this week: it’s almost all Delta. That’s it.

Statistics

+663 cases, +1 death, +4,196 first doses, +11,065 second doses.

Currently 129 in hospital / 59 in ICU, 6,345 active cases, 150,657 recovered.

first dosessecond doses
of adults83.8%75.3%
of over-12s83.0%75.5%
of all BCers75.5%67.5%

We have 482,104 doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 25.5 days at last week’s rate. We’ve given more doses than we’d received by 25 days ago.

We have 438,514 mRNA doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 23.2 days at last week’s rate. We’ve given more mRNA doses than we’d received by 25 days ago.

Reminder that these numbers do not take into account expired, spoiled, dropped, or stolen doses.

95.7% of the people who got their first dose by 7 weeks ago have gotten their second dose.

92.4% of the people who got their first dose by 4 weeks ago have gotten their second dose.

89.4% of the people who have ever gotten a first dose have gotten a second dose.

Charts

It’s Friday, which means we get an update on first and second doses by age:


And yay, the Interior is turning around! From this tweet:

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