Nine more coronavirus-related deaths recorded in NI

NL Confirms 7 New Cases of COVID-19, Another 25 Presumptive Positives

There were five new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths reported for Warren County Monday and Tuesday. The county, according to state data, had a case rate of 22.3 daily new cases per 100,000 residents and a test positivity rate of 7.3 percent as of February 16.

There have been three new health-care facility outbreaks at Shaughnessy Care Centre, Eden Gardens and Wexford Creek. Since the start of spring testing January 4, there have been 286 positives from 4,152 diagnostic tests and 22,683 monitoring tests.

While COVID-19 cases have been trending downwards, the last four days have shown an uptick in transmission, particularly in the Fraser Health region.

In Ohio, the Belmont County Health Department reported 5,189 total cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Two of those deaths occurred last month.

Fifty-nine people are hospitalized and there have been 93 COVID-related deaths.

There are 292 COVID patients in intensive care units and 201 COVID patients on ventilators.

List of priority populations for Phase 1 of Ontario's vaccine distribution plan
Staff and essential caregivers in long-term care homes, high-risk retirement homes and First Nations elder care homes. Indigenous adults in northern, remote and higher-risk communities, including on-reserve and urban communities.

The province reported 27,000 tests were completed February 15 and almost 30,400 on February 14.

Another 15,024 tests are still under investigation and/or being processed.

The new total of active cases now stands at 193.

According to Public Health Ontario, there are delays between specimen collection and the testing required to confirm a variant of concern. They include 40 cases of the variant first identified in the United Kingdom, 19 of the one first detected in South Africa and one of the strain first found in Nigeria.

To date, BC has immunized 171,755 people with the vaccines, including 22,914 people who have received the second dose.

In the first phase, the government has procured 1 million doses of vaccine from India, 6 million doses from the World Health Organization (WHO) in the second phase and 500,000 doses from China.

The number of Minnesota hospital intensive care beds filled with COVID-19 patients is down to 57, well below the peak of 399 on December 1.

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