2021-09-23 BC

Testing This article says that yesterday was a record-breaking testing day, especially in Abbotsford. 45% of today’s cases were in Fraser. Reporting For some reason, the fact that the province only counts people who are currently contagious with COVID-19 in their hospitalization numbers is getting attention right now. The policy means that we don’t know… Continue reading 2021-09-23 BC

2021-09-22 BC

Schools This article says that according to a parent-run Facebook page called BC School COVID Tracker, there have been at least 183 exposures at 117 B.C. schools and child-care facilities over the last three weeks. This article says an elementary school in Chiliwack has suspended in-person classes and gone to virtual because of rising case… Continue reading 2021-09-22 BC

2021-09-21 BC

Press Briefing I did not watch the press briefing, but I got information from other sources about what they said. This article says they said things are pretty dire in Northern Health Authority. There are only 5 nurses filling 20 positions in Fort St. John, for example. They have already flown 12 patients out of… Continue reading 2021-09-21 BC

2021-09-20 BC

There might have been lots of interesting news today, but I’ve been busy all day and haven’t seen any of it. More later. Statistics Fri/Sat: +644 casesSat/Sun: +613 casesSun/Mon: +435 cases 11 deaths over the weekend, average of +5,433 first doses, +6,571 second doses. Currently 307 in hospital / 156 in ICU, 5,608 active cases,… Continue reading 2021-09-20 BC

2021-09-17 BC

Schools Parents entered a school in the Interior and caused a lockdown. 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. Projections The… Continue reading 2021-09-17 BC

2021-09-16 BC

Statistics +706 cases, +4 deaths, +7,135 first doses, +7,335 second doses. Currently 291 in hospital / 134 in ICU, 5,844 active cases, 169,083 recovered. first doses second doses of adults 86.8% 79.7% of over-12s 86.3% 78.8% of all BCers 78.5% 71.6% The province has now given 4,004,302 first doses, yay! Charts From this tweet thread:

2021-09-15 BC

Mitigation Measures This article says that when Dr. Gustafson today talked to family doctors, she said several things which indicate a more laissez-faire attitude towards the pandemic. Contact tracing has already been scaled back, children with a sniffle can go to classes if they test negative, exposed vaccinated people do not need to isolate, and… Continue reading 2021-09-15 BC

2021-09-14 BC

Statistics +677 cases, +1 death, +6,527 first doses, +5,866 second doses. Currently 288 in hospital / 140 in ICU, 6,165 active cases, 167,416 recovered. first doses second doses of adults 86.5% 79.4% of over-12s 86.0% 78.5% of all BCers 78.2% 71.4% Health Minister Adrian Dix tweeted that 92% of people in the ICU today are… Continue reading 2021-09-14 BC

2021-09-11/12/13 BC

Press Briefing Today, Dr. Henry announced that all health care workers who operated under provincial systems (i.e. private practices excluded) would need to be vaxxed by Oct. 26. Dr.. Henry also announced that they would give third doses to immunocompromised people. She was careful to say that this was not a booster, it was the… Continue reading 2021-09-11/12/13 BC

2021-09-09 BC

Statistics +774 cases, +5 deaths, +6,462 first doses, +6,906 second doses. Currently 262 in hospital / 130 in ICU, 5,594 active cases, 164,470 recovered. first doses second doses of adults 85.9% 78.8% of over-12s 85.3% 77.8% of all BCers 77.7% 70.8% Charts From this tweet: