Cut back on social interactions, says Dr. Bonnie Henry as 429 COVID-19 cases announced for BC

Fourteen active outbreaks in BC, 753 people in health facilities with COVID-19 in BC.

Dr. Bonnie Henry says now is the time to cut back on social interactions, with 429 new cases for COVID-19 were announced today for the province of British Columbia.

"Being indoors is riskier mixing with people we do not know and mixing those outside of our household bubbles," she said.

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This includes now 12 epi-linked case since reported on Friday, for a total of 6,591 cases in BC.

"There are 1,386 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,063 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 4,978 people who tested positive have recovered," said Dr. Bonnie Henry this afternoon. 

"Thirty-two individuals are hospitalized, 12 of whom are in ICU."

There have been two new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 213 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones.

Northern Health – 186

Vancouver Coastal Health – 2,249

Fraser Health – 3,428

Vancouver Island – 184

Interior Health – 460

Outside Canada – 84

"There have been many public exposure events throughout the province," noted Henry this afternoon, adding the community health officials have spent the last two weeks responding to many community events.

"Despite weeks of effort, these venues are still sources of risk."

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