Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan said: "While we are making clear progress in reducing incidence we can see we still have a very large burden of infection - to illustrate this on 1 December, when we last eased restrictions, our 5 day moving average was 261 cases per day, today it is nearly ten times that number at 2,430 cases per day".
"I would love it to be happening instantaneously", she said. Of those, 87 coronavirus patients were in intensive care units, three fewer than Wednesday. "This needs to be an all of B.C. effort". She addd that she will provide more MIS-C data later this week.
Also today, the provincial government formally extended its provincial state of emergency to Feb.2.
Oregon's 1,838th death is a 100-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive December 22 and died January 10 at her residence.
Police arrested two individuals, who were charged with possession of prohibited device, and the investigation remains ongoing. "For now, we must stay the course, keep contacts to a minimum, stay home and follow public health advice". RCMP issued a $2,300 violation ticket after a gathering was held on January 17 at the church.
32 of the new cases are in the Northern Health region, boosting the regional case count to 2,943.
Who's in the hospital: The state reported 329 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were now in the hospital Thursday, seven fewer than Wednesday.
Once again, the number of hospitalized cases continues to decrease.
As of 2pm today, 1,923 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 210 were in ICU at 11am. Every person who tests positive for COVID, however, has the potential to spread the virus to other people, including family members and friends, which is why public health officials continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask and maintain at least the recommended six feet of "social distance" when in public.
Park County has surpassed 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases after adding 15 cases Thursday, according to the Park County Health Department.
129 people from outside Canada (less than one percent).
To date, 104,901 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in B.C., 1,680 of which are second doses.
Guildford Seniors Village in Surrey.
Phase 4 is anticipated to begin in July 2021 for the rest of the eligible population, starting with people aged 59 to 55 and working backwards in five-year age increments until everyone over the age of 18 who wants a COVID-19 vaccine receives it.