Tracking the Covid-19

Is the coronavirus pandemic getting better or worse?

Last week, Canada reported more than forty-five thousand new cases of Covid -19.  It is still a large number but represents good news since the data gathered shows a decrease of 19% compared with the previous week. That means 119.1 per 100,000 people.

Additionally, the number of active cases declined by 12 %, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

British Columbia also experienced a decrease of 14% in the number of cases reported.  Similarly, the number of hospitalizations lowered 8.6%. 

To understand better the patterns of infection is essential to clarify that there are a few days between contagion, the onset of symptoms, testing and test results. Which means that the estimates typically reflect new cases from several days and, sometimes, more than a week ago.

The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been approved for use in Canada. Both require two doses for someone to be fully vaccinated. In British Columbia, were administered 92 369 doses from the 133,475 distributed.

Though we have some good news in the pandemic scene, it is essential to remember that the vast majority of Canadians remain susceptible to COVID-19. It is vital for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families, and our communities. 

Sources:

newsinteractives.cbc.ca

www.canada.ca

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