A new provincial order will be issued by the Work Safe BC to close workplaces for a period of 10 days or more when the spread in the workplace is confirmed. Allow, and at least three more will be tested in favor of Govt-19, Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry said Thursday.
Workplaces, especially in the Lower Mainland, are one of the most common areas of spread, and it is spread across many sectors, Henry said.
The spread of the virus occurs in the workplace as well as in social interactions between workers who bring the virus into the workplace, he said.
In large workplaces, a closure may be limited to one area or the team where the transfer occurred, Henry said. The order does not affect essential services such as schools, health care, first responders and transportation.
The list of closed businesses and their reopening dates will be made public, Henry said.
The new order reflects a more targeted approach to controlling and preventing explosions in the workplace, and it will help avoid department closures, he said.
Henry reported two deaths and 1,293 cases on Thursday, including 69 in Island Health. Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health have had 645 and 448 cases, respectively, in the last 24 hours. 336 people have been hospitalized in the province for COVID-19; 101 of them are in critical care.
There are 504 cases on the island, 271 in the south, 201 in the central region and 32 in the north.
1,814 cases were reported in the central region during the epidemic, which is twice the total of 994 cases in the South Island, but the number is increasing in the south, and has recently overtaken the central region in active incidence. A total of 516 cases have been reported in the North.
During the week from March 28 to April 3, the area covered 145 cases in Greater Victoria, 53 in western communities (extending from the West Bank to Port Renfrey), 12 on the Sanich Peninsula, 74 in the Nanaimo area and 58 cases in Parksville and Gwalior Beach.
About 4.2 percent of all people who tested positive for COVID-19 in March ended up in the hospital, while four percent of those infected with the virus but were not hospitalized. The B1.1.7 variant had a slightly higher ratio of 5.2%.
“It simply came to our notice then. This suggests that we need to continue to look at whether P1.1.7 is associated with higher hospital admission rates, ”he said.
About 4.3 percent of those with the B1 variant have been hospitalized, but Henry warned that the sample size is small, and that the province will continue to monitor the impact of this variant.
B.1.1.7 The age breakdown of persons contracting the variance reflects the same trend as the COVID-19 case detection, which is not a variable of concern. B. A cluster was discovered in Whistler before the ski resort closed.
As variants of anxiety precede other strains in BC, the province now considers all new COVID-19 cases to be variants of anxiety.
“We would consider anyone favorable to COVID-19 to be considered one of these contagious viruses,” Henry said.
This change will allow public health to focus on identifying and managing new outbreaks, determining the proportion of travelers with varying degrees of concern, and monitoring for non-vaccine responses, vaccine failures and variations.
As the most contagious variants spread across the province, hospitals look at entire families in need of treatment, Henry said.
“It’s not just one or two people in a family or a household who are sick now. “It makes everyone in a house or a community or a shelter sick,” he said.
BC The province is inviting British Columbians to share how the epidemic has affected their lives in a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control. More than 400,000 people completed a survey last spring, which could lead to the province’s response to the epidemic of fall and winter.
You can complete the COVID-19 survey of the province at bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/covid-19-survey.
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