Besides, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 19 crore.
And in one country, New Zealand, mortality actually fell below where it was expected to be, with the island nation experiencing approximately 2,500 fewer deaths than the modeling otherwise predicted for 2020. Meanwhile, experts fear the true number of deaths and infections may be five-10 times higher due to insufficient testing. However, previous studies have not accounted for temporal and seasonal trends and differences in age and sex across countries.
Today's numbers equate to 84 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 240 new cases in the Fraser Health region, seven in the Island Health region, 58 in the Interior Health region, and 31 in the Northern Health region.
"Similarly, the use of masks is also important".
The highest excess death rates (per 100,000 people) in men were in Lithuania (285), Poland (191), Spain (179), Hungary (174), and Italy (168), whereas the highest rates in women were in Lithuania (210), Spain (180), Hungary (169), Slovenia (158), and Belgium (151).
They did not report any new deaths, leaving that total at 143.
There are 1,353 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. However, in the U.S. the excess death rate was higher among women than men in those aged 85 years or older.
Both of those figures are the lowest they have been since early April. "So, let's keep pushing vaccinations up and pushing COVID-19 down", said Henry.
On Thursday, 8.3 percent of all licensed hospital beds were occupied by people with or suspected of having COVID-19, according to Public Health, which also reported that 93.8 percent of the county's licensed ICU beds were occupied, though not necessarily by COVID-19 patients.
And they point out that while mortality is a useful metric, policy informed by deaths alone overlooks what may become a huge burden of long-term morbidity resulting from covid-19.
Fresh Covid cases came down below the three lakh-mark for the first time on May 17.
"Measuring the impact of covid-19" 20 May 2021, The BMJ.