Keep contact list small, says Dr. Henry

There were 425 news cases of COVID-19 reported in BC for Nov. 5 bringing the 16.560 total.

"In the last 24 hours, the cases are from more than 11,000 tests. A rate of 3.8 percent," noted Dr. Bonnie Henry this afternoon.

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The 425 cases today come from - 

Northern Health region - 6

Vancouver Health region - 126

Fraser Health region - 268

Vancouver Island region - 7

Interior Region - 8

Henry spoke to the importance of keeping schools open, but celebrating smart.

"Look to celebrate in smaller and safer ways," says Henry.

"While some recommendations change - the minimal orders are our steady guideposts. These are the basic individual steps. Cleaning our hands, cover our cough, keep a safe distance from strangers or new people, especially indoors," she added.

"We knew we would face an increase as we turn indoors. The greatest impact you can make are the small ones - keeping to your same safe six and following safety basics. Fewer faces makes for safer spaces."

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