BC health officials announce 508 new COVID-19 cases

Paola Ditto
Febbraio 20, 2021

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health reported 66,618 cases of coronavirus had been tallied as of Friday, up 175 cases from Thursday.

One of cases is a male in his 30s while a man and woman each in their 60s also tested positive.

COVID-19 Immunization records are now available online for Manitobans who have received their shots, the Manitoba government announced on Thursday.

Under the new calculation, Linn County reported 1,219 new cases Friday, bringing the county's total number of cases since March to 20,400.

There are 177 active cases of COVID-19 in the island region, including 18 people in hospital and seven in critical care.

Dr. Réka Gustafson, deputy provincial health officer, confirmed 508 new cases of COVID-19 across B.C.

Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health said; "The past year has been very hard for people and we still have a way to go".

A record 12,250 vaccines were administered yesterday, February 18, bringing the provincial total to 192,942 in total, 36,923 of which were second doses.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 Friday.

Interior Health stated today that the outbreak at Canim Lake has been declared over.

27 of these deaths occurred in February, 1 in January.

Johnson County reported 748 new cases, for a total of 13,634 since March. Currently, there remain 11 active cases out of a total of 237 cases involved in this cluster. That includes 1,736 confirmed cases and 386 probables. There are 38 active cases at the moment, and a total of 417 cases confirmed in this cluster.

Gustafson said that 69,970 individuals who tested positive have now recovered.

CTV News reported that four McDonald's location temporarily closed over the past two weeks after staff members tested positive, including in North Vancouver, Revelstoke, Fort St. John, and Prince George.

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