This tweet says that schools starting didn’t seem to cause a big spike in cases in children, but there is chatter on Twitter that parents are having trouble getting their kids tested. There’s also chatter that a rhinovirus is going around.
The BC COVID-19 Modelling group has made another set of projections. It says that Northern Health is in bad shape, but that things are getting better everywhere else, the recent mitigation measures are a good thing, and wow it sucks to be Alberta or Saskatchewan right now.
They also say that areas with 90% vax rates have 4.3x fewer COVID-19 cases.
I’m including this picture mostly because it’s pretty, but it also shows how vaccination has been progressing recently:
The amount of COVID-19 in wastewater can be seen for Metro Vancouver, and the trend is going downward. For example:
Even Langley, which has had a very high case rate recently, has had dropping levels:
+768 cases, +11 deaths, +9,381 first doses, +7,470 second doses.
Currently 298 in hospital / 135 in ICU, 6,031 active cases, 169,653 recovered.
|first doses||second doses|
|of all BCers||78.7%||71.8%|
From this tweet, it looks like the recent deaths might be in large part from long-term care home outbreaks:
Vax rates by age, first dose, from the Government of Canada vaccination web page:
and second dose:
Outcomes by vaccination status, from the most recent BC CDC Data Summary page: