Another COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Manitowoc County

People line up outside Killarney Community Centre to receive their COVID-19 vaccination on May 11

Premier John Horgan is joining Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry for the COVID-19 news conference on Thursday.

Some of those excess deaths could reflect under-reported coronavirus infections, but the researchers also say the indirect consequences of the pandemic likely cost many extra lives in 2020 - adverse health outcomes from living in the socially isolated circumstances of lockdown, or experiencing reduced access to medical care due to disrupted health systems, and other negative social or economic consequences arising from the crisis.

On the vaccination front, 303 more shots were administered yesterday, but only 58 of them were first doses. Mounting further, 5,98,35,256 persons of age group between 45-60 years took their first dose and 95,80,860 persons aged between 45 to 60 years took their second dose of vaccine. More than 20.61 lakh tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

But they warn that its full impact may not be apparent for many years, particularly in lower income countries where factors such as poverty, lack of vaccines, weak health systems, and high population density place people at increased risk from covid-19 and related harm. So far, 2,23,55,440 patients have recovered, while 31,29,878 cases involve active infections.

In the same time span, India recorded 2,76,110 new cases.

British Columbia health officials announced 420 new test-positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 141,373. Ten states reported 76.66 per cent of the new cases in the last 24 hours. Tamil Nadu has reported the highest daily new cases at 35,579, followed by Kerala with 30,491 new cases. The next in line are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Assam.

"In the study, it was found that out of 2,000 people in 25 cities 50 percent people are not wearing masks properly, 64 percent of those who wear masks don't cover their nose properly, 20 percent have it on their chins, 2 percent have masks on their neck and only 14 percent of them wear it correctly by covering nose, mouth, chin and with a clip on the nose", he added. This leaves their pandemic totals at 13,774 confirmed cases, 13,555 recoveries, and leaves only 76 active cases.