COVID-19 vaccine: Over 70 million doses administered in India
Apr 06 2021
The provincial health officer released figures on Monday showing a jump of nearly 1,000 active cases of the disease each day over the past few days, with 8,490 people now sick.
Health officials also revealed Monday that the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital intensive care units has reached a new record of 96.
In Douglas County, 8,776 out of the 8,971 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 195 cases are active.
Since Thursday, another 916 variant cases have been confirmed across B.C., bringing the provincial total to 3,559.
Phil Murphy announced Monday that the state's COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will expand on April 19 to include all those aged 16 and up, 12 days sooner than the initial May 1 target. But the number of cases of the P.1 variant continues to rise, with a total of 737 now confirmed.
The expanded eligibility comes as over 1.7 million people in New Jersey have been fully vaccinated, marking 38% progress to a goal of 4.7 million fully vaccinated adults by June 30, Murphy wrote. "Therefore, those who got vaccinated also should not give up precautions like masks, two yards and frequent hand washing", he told reporters at a press conference in Jaipur. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. To date, 893,590 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-SII COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 87,472 of which are second doses.
Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma on Monday said that the possibility of getting infected with Covid-19 even after vaccination can not be ruled out and those who got vaccinated should not give up wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.
"This issue was discussed with state representatives and domain knowledge experts in the NEGVAC meeting today, and as per the recommendation of National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC), it has been decided that no fresh registrations in categories of HCWs and FLWs will be allowed with immediate effect".
The more people we can protect with vaccines, the more protection is extended to our communities, our province and Canada as a whole.
"Now is not the time to bend the rules - it's time for us to work together again to bend the curve", Henry said. "This is especially important for anyone who has been travelling in these past weeks, as transmission has increased", they said. "It's not easy, but it's the right thing to do for our loved ones, for our local businesses and for the communities we live in".