Jul 20, 2024

Dr. Bonnie Henry started her service as B.C. provincial health officer in 2018. Photo by B.C. government.

On January 11 Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, announced a continuing surge of new Covid cases in B.C. making it necessary to extend the province’s tougher Covid restrictions regarding travel and social gatherings for another four weeks up to  Feb. 5th. Henry said an additional 1,475 people tested positive in B.C. over the past three days. If Covid cases continue to rise, it may be extended again.

Recover benefits for eligible families and individuals are automatically deposited to the bank accounts provided in their applications five business days upon receipt and approval of their applications.  Check bank statements if you have been notified that your application has been approved regarding the government of B.C.’s Recovery Benefit.

See  CFnet January 1st edtion at https://www.canadianfilipino.net/news/bc-in-state-of-emergency-responds-to-covid-with-tougher-restrictions-and-recovery-benefits

Henry, said the province recorded 22 deaths from respiratory disease on the weekend. The COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 1,000 in British Columbia alone. A total of 1,010 people have died from COVID-19 in B.C. since the start of the pandemic.


As of the latest figures given on Jan. 11:

  • Total number of confirmed cases: 58,107 (5,220 active)
  • New cases since Jan. 8: 1,475
  • Hospitalized cases: 358
  • Intensive care: 1,010 (22 new)
  • Total vaccinations: 59,902
  • Cases under public health monitoring: 7,313
  • Recovered: 55,541
  • Long-term care and assisted-living homes, and acute care facilities currently affected: 56

Officials at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver confirm a COVID-19 outbreak has spread to two more units at its cardiac centre.

Interior Health has declared an outbreak in the B.C. Interior community of Canim Lake where 32 people have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the 2016 census, Canim Lake, a First Nation community located 40 kilometres north-east of 100 Mile House, has a population of 228.

Interior Health said although the outbreak has been declared only in Canim Lake, increased COVID-19 activity is being “broadly detected throughout the 100 Mile House region.”

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