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COVID-19 update for January 27: 13 deaths and 2,033 new cases. The study found that two-thirds of those who caught Omicron already had coronavirus. New Omicron sub-version arrives in BA.2 BC

Here is your daily update which will help you to BC. What you need to know on the status of the novel coronavirus in

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Here’s your daily update with everything you need to know on the state of the novel coronavirus in BC for January 27, 2022.

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We’ll be providing a summary of what’s happening here in BC so you can get the latest news at a glance. This page will be updated regularly throughout the day, with developments added as they happen.

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BC’s COVID-19 Case Number

As per the latest data given on 27 January:

• Total number of confirmed cases: 318,906 (29,556 active)
• New cases: 2,033
• Total deaths: 2,588 (13 new deaths)
• Hospitalization cases: 977
• Intensive Care: 141
• Total immunizations: 4,471,873 received the first dose (89.7% of the eligible population. 5+); 4,171,956 second dose (83.7%); 1,991 third dose (43%)
• Recovered from acute infection: 284,832
• Long-term care and assisted living, and acute care facilities currently affected: 62

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In depth: Here are all BC cases of Novel Coronavirus in 2021. in 2020


bc guide and links

• COVID-19: BC’s Vaccine Passport Is Here and It Works

• COVID-19: Afraid of needles? Here’s How to Overcome Your Fears and Get Vaccinated

• COVID-19: Here’s where to get tested in Metro Vancouver

• BC COVID-19 Symptoms Self-Assessment Tool


Latest news on COVID-19 in BC

BC records 13 deaths and 2,033 cases in past day

The BC health ministry has been reporting 2,033 new cases of Omicron in the past, with 29,556 active cases of the disease.

Of the active cases, 977 are being treated in hospital – including 141 in intensive care.

There were 13 deaths in the last one day, taking the figure to 2,588. Seven of these deaths were at Fraser Health, four at Vancouver Coastal, one at Interior Health and one at Island Health.

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The latest data shows that internal health cases have increased, with the daily count almost as high (539) as Fraser Health (685) which is driving the majority of new cases so far.

Two-thirds of those caught on Omicron say they had COVID-19: Study

Researchers found that nearly two-thirds of participants in a large UK COVID-19 study who tested positive this month reported a previous infection with the virus.

The scientists tested a selection of positive results to find out which variant was infecting participants in the Real-Time Assessment of Community Transmission (REACT) study.

They found that 99% of the samples analyzed were omicrons. A handful of tests were BA.2 versions – a sub-lineage of Omicron that has come under more recent scrutiny – while the remaining 1% were delta.

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“It is therefore important that we continue to monitor the situation closely to understand the impact of the Omicron variant, which now makes up almost all infections in the country,” said Paul Elliott, director of the RECT program at the Imperial School of Public Health. “

Researchers looked at infections in more than 100,500 volunteers from January 5 to January 20.

—Bloomberg News

21 deaths, over 2,000 cases reported on Wednesday

British Columbia reported 21 deaths on Wednesday, a day after only one person was lost to COVID-19.

There were ten deaths at Fraser Health, six at Vancouver Coastal and five at Island Health. No one died of internal or northern health during the current reporting period.

BC reported 2,086 new cases for the overall total of 316,873. Those numbers reflect a low true caseload because of recent limits on testing.

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Nevertheless, active cases have fallen from 32,468 a day ago to 30,058 today.

The number of vaccinations continues to grow, especially the booster dose program; More than 45 percent of eligible adults, about two million people, have now received the third dose.

Moderna begins testing for Omicron-specific booster shot

Moderna Inc said on Wednesday it had launched a mid-stage study, testing a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, designed specifically to target the Omicron coronavirus variant, a day after rival Pfizer Inc. began a similar trial.

The company said that while the third shot of its original coronavirus vaccine produced neutralizing antibodies against the variant at a low dose, their levels declined six months after the booster dose was given.

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However, neutralizing antibodies can be detected in all participants, Moderna said.

—Reuters

New Omicron sub-version arrives in BA.2 BC

A variant of the Omicron strain of COVID-19 that is more difficult to detect and reported to spread more easily has arrived in B.C.

On Tuesday, the B.C. Ministry of Health confirmed that as of January 21, 66 cases of the ba.2 omicron variant had been detected in the province using genome sequencing. Of these cases, 33 were related to “international travel surveillance”, the ministry said in a prepared statement.

The BA.2 variant is a spinoff of the original Omicron variant – now called BA.1 – and appeared in the UK and India last month. The original Omicron was declared a variant of concern by the WHO on November 27, 2021.

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At the WHO technical briefing on Omicron, published last Friday, it was stated that “while the BA.1 lineage has been the predominant one, recent trends in India, South America, the United Kingdom and Denmark suggest that the BA.2 ratio is increasing.” Is. .”

—David Carrig

BC daycare expels five-year-old after father questioned isolation protocol

Dillon Wiebe has happily taken his five-year-old son, Early, to the same daycare for three years.

As of this week, fathers are no longer allowed inside Nanaimo Child Care Center after he asked questions about the company’s decision not to adopt the province’s new self-isolation protocol for children who Have come in close contact with COVID-19 cases.

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Jolly Giant Childcare, which operates five daycares in the city, on Monday decided to end its deal with the father.

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“We do not want any further communication with you,” Jolly Giant’s manager Sacha Fellers said in an email. “You have expressed in email that you disagree with our pandemic health, disease and risk policies.”

In an email seen by Postmedia, Daycare informed Vibe that Early would be allowed to attend daycare while the child was in the care of her mother, as she is the enrolling parent, but “when she ( Vibe’s) care.”

—Sarah Grochowski

BC’s restaurant transformations could last a long time – if not forever

Two years of COVID restrictions due to limited restaurant operations and months of outright closed indoor dining have severely affected anyone offering food and drink for sale in BC. Some industry watchers predict that several changes will end the pandemic.

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After any “return to normalcy,” restaurants can continue to offer more takeout and delivery in early 2020 than they did before the shutdown of B.C.’s economy, and smaller seating areas and Plexiglas dividers make living here easier. can be taken.

According to a franchise expert, COVID has also forced a trend in which large chains open fewer dining rooms and more drive-thru lanes than expected.

B.C.’s 15,000 restaurants and its 100,000 employees have faced uncertainty since indoor dining was shuttered for the first time on March 20, 2020, a provincially mandated shutdown that was expected to last three weeks, but Which extended to two months.

With limited numbers of diners and hours of operation, restaurants and staff faced layoffs, landlord/tenant issues and supply chain challenges.

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Read more here.

—Susan Lazarucci



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Local resources for COVID-19 information

Here are several information and landing pages for COVID-19 from various health and government agencies.

• BC COVID-19 Symptoms Self-Assessment Tool

• Vancouver Coastal Health – Information on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

• HealthLink BC – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Page

• BC Centers for Disease Control – Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

• Government of Canada – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Update

• World Health Organization – Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

-With files from The Canadian Press

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