Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks to reporters, Monday, April 26, 2021.
Last week, a child under the age of two died of COVID-19 in Fraser Health, also at B.C. Children's Hospital.
Dr. Henry said doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine are expected next week, making it the fourth vaccine available in B.C.
This is the youngest person to die of COVID-19 in the province, though its not clear where the infant lived or when exactly the death occurred.
"The coroner's investigation, which concluded last week, determined that COVID-19 was indeed a factor in this infant's death".More news: European Union offers `immediate aid` to help India out of Covid crisis
There are 8,199 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 12,340 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. "I feel restrictions are working and the second wave numbers will soon come down if all of us adhere to Covid-19 norms". This infant was among that small number.
Two children under the age of 2 have now died of COVID-19 in B.C. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. However, they maintain that the case fatality rate of the state is in control.
In a breather, Maharashtra saw new Covid-19 deaths and cases fall sharply on Monday though the state tally crossed the 43 lakh mark and fatalities went past 65,000, health officials said here. In the Interior, there were 206 cases over the weekend. There are now 308 active cases in the health authority, including 27 people who are in hospital for treatment, and four more who are receiving critical care. Seventeen more people died.
Officials said two of the latest victims were over the age of 90, while seven were between 80 and 89, five were between 70 and 79, two were between 60 and 69, and one person was between 50 and 59.
"Again, this shows us how devastating this virus can be on people who are older", she said.More news: Don't fall prey to misinformation on Covid: PM
1,635,372 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "Our thoughts are with you during this very hard time". That's what we need to stop right now.
And, she said, for all the talk of variants, it's more important to simply prevent infection of all kinds. "When we are immunized we protect not just ourselves but our coworkers, families and our communities".
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people are being vaccinated per day.
"We need to keep in mind to be kind to each other, to stay calm, even though it is challenging, and to stay safe". If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.More news: India virus patients suffocate amid oxygen shortage in surge