Areas hit hard by flooding also dealing with regional COVID-19 restrictions

Areas hit hard by flooding also dealing with regional COVID-19 restrictions

As emergencies pile up in B.C., health officials are reminding evacuees and those providing aid that COVID-19 is still of great concern, particularly in regions impacted by flooding, and precautions must be taken to reduce transmission. Residents in the Fraser Valley and B.C.’s Interior fled their homes earlier this week due to rising floodwaters caused … Read more

Covid-19: Why a woman in one of NZ’s worst-vaccinated areas finally got the jab

Covid-19: Why a woman in one of NZ's worst-vaccinated areas finally got the jab

ALDEN WILLIAMS/StuffKatrina Visser was one of 166 people to get vaccinated in the Christchurch suburb of Aranui on Saturday.Three weeks ago, Katrina Visser was unvaccinated and scared of the Covid-19 vaccine. Now, the 56-year-old Christchurch woman has received her first dose. Visser, who lives in the suburb with Canterbury’s lowest vaccination rates, was one of … Read more

County-by-county look at COVID-19 in Virginia; which areas saw biggest jumps Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

County-by-county look at COVID-19 in Virginia; which areas saw biggest jumps Friday, Oct. 15, 2021

RICHMOND, Va. — The health department reported 14,779 more people tested positive for COVID-19 out of the +238,872 total tests processed over the past week. That brings Virginia’s total number of coronavirus cases to 902,938.As of Friday’s update, 37,767 (+503 from the Friday before) people had been hospitalized and 13,391 (+316) people had died as … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 2 more deaths, 133 new cases, rapid tests offered in circuit breaker areas

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 65 new cases, and hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise

New Brunswick recorded two more COVID-related deaths Thursday and 133 new cases of COVID-19, the provincial dashboard shows. Sixty-three people are in hospital because of the virus, including 19 in intensive care. That’s down from 68 and 27 respectively on Wednesday. There are now 1,103 active cases across the province. A total of  81.8 per cent of … Read more