Area counties also had no newly reported COVID deaths, keeping their pandemic toll at 212.
"There have been eight new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 1,363 deaths in British Columbia".
The latest figures from the HSE show that 426,070 doses of Covid-19 vaccine had been administered in Ireland by last Friday. The health department on Monday reported 230 people in Minnesota hospitals with COVID, with 47 needing intensive care.
The big jump in supposed daily Covid cases Feb. 26 and 27 was actually the result of a data dump - labs reporting cases left over from December and January, with only a little over a dozen cases having occurred in February.
They are planning to continue the first and second dose Points of Dispensing (PODs) weekly as vaccine supply allows.
Neighboring Lackawanna County has 13,964 cases and 419 deaths; Monroe County has 9,679 cases and 266 deaths.
Reed said the new vaccine offers strong protection against what matters most: serious illness, hospitalizations and death.
The U.S. House passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, which means Americans making less than $75,000 would receive a $1,400 stimulus check, and unemployment insurance was boosted from $300 to $400. Public Health intends to position sites in locations where residents have not been able to easily access vaccine and among communities and populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.
Fitzgerald also brought news that a confirmed case from February 22 was, in fact, a false positive. Emergency room visits for COVID-19 symptoms represented about 14% of all ER visits, according to information reported to the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council.
The COVID Tracking Project reported that there were 47,352 COVID-19 positive patients in hospitals nationally as of Sunday.
Caldwell County has the highest incidence rate in the state at 239.8.
- 336,870 first doses will have been allocated this week. McClean and Livingston counties have the lowest incidence rates at 4.7.
There were no new or outstanding presumptive positive cases reported on Sunday, and there were 15 new recoveries in the Eastern Health region.