State infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann on Tuesday said that Minnesota has encountered 40 COVID-19 cases involving the B.1.1.7 variant first found in the United Kingdom.
This results in a total of 1,533 new cases, including six epi-linked cases over the previous four days, for a total of 74,283 cases in British Columbia.
"We in Public Health cannot be everywhere".
The active case count is 158 fewer than Friday, while there are five more people in hospital and 13 more people in intensive care.
The province has reported 309 lab-confirmed cases of the United Kingdom variant strain of COVID-19 (B.1.1.7).
February 17-Boulder County reported two new COVID-19 deaths and 36 new cases as officials said it's uncertain if weather could impact the next delivery of COVID-19 vaccine doses.
Barbados has recorded 2 457 confirmed cases - 1 090 females and 1 367 males - and 1 698 persons have recovered.
There have been 33 additional deaths related to COVID-19 and 744 new confirmed cases of the virus in Ireland. Toledo reported one new case.
The 36 new cases bring the county's total cases to 18,264.
There has been a total of 3,980 COVID-19 related deaths here and 211,113 confirmed cases.
Case numbers have stabilized as the outbreaks have been settling down in the Interior Health region, but she said in some higher population areas, particularly the Fraser Health region, she's starting to see an uptick in the rolling two-week average.
Two-thirds of the cases are of the B.1.1.7 variant, which originated in the U.K. Nineteen have been diagnosed with the B.1.351 variant, associated with South Africa, and one is believed to have the B.1.525 variant with ties to Nigeria. That applies to Phase 2-eligible residents, including healthcare workers, first responders, long-term care residents and staff, congregate care residents and staff and people 75-years-old or older. The limited supply means first-doses will not be available this week, Slaughter said during a board of county commissioners meeting Tuesday.