Relating to its present dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic, BC is “not doing nicely proper now,” in response to an American epidemiologist and well being economist.
On Twitter, Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding mentioned that whereas the province dealt with issues nicely final 12 months, the identical can’t be mentioned for the way issues are going proper now. He additionally famous that BC’s “R fee” – the transmission potential of the virus – at present sits at 1.54.
He additionally mentioned the province has the best variety of new circumstances per capita.
Feigl-Ding tweeted the figures as a follow-up to an earlier tweet of his, by which he referred to BC because the “Florida of Canada.”
The reference set off a nation-wide response, as folks weighed in on whether or not the label was truthful, or if it the truth is belonged to a different province.
BC well being officers mentioned on Thursday that 395 new coronavirus circumstances have been confirmed within the province, bringing the provincially recorded whole to 78,673.
At the moment, 7,931 persons are beneath energetic public well being monitoring because of recognized publicity to recognized circumstances, and there have been 10 new COVID-19-related deaths, for a complete of 1,348 deaths in British Columbia.