BEFORE CHRIST. reports 23 new cases of COVID-19 since Saturday, 1 more death

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BEFORE CHRIST. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Monday that 23 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in British Columbia. since Saturday.

During this time, one more person died. Health Minister Adrian Dix said the person lived in the Fraser Health Region.

As of Monday, there were 2,353 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province. To date, 130 people have died and 1,719 people have recovered from the disease.

There are 66 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, 18 of whom are in intensive care.

Currently, there are 19 active outbreaks in long-term care, assisted living or acute care facilities, said Henry. A total of 291 residents of these establishments and 184 employees tested positive for COVID-19.

There were no new community outbreaks to report on Monday and the epidemic at the Bylands nursery in West Kelowna was declared over.

“This is great news,” said Henry. “We know how much we depend on temporary foreign workers who come to British Columbia to support our agricultural sector. Their health and that of our communities is paramount. “

Restrictions put in place

This week, BC will begin to relax some restrictions, but Henry continues to stress the importance of physical distance, warning that despite his encouragement for people to go out, people should still stick with their families and keep a distance from safety with others.

She said on Monday that people should not feel pressured to change their daily lives until they are personally ready.

“I have heard from many people who have said they will be ready to leave as soon as they can, as well as many others who wanted to take the time to examine their own situation,” said Henry.

“And it’s OK. It is important for us not to feel rushed. “

She also said that British Columbia is developing plans to allow family members to return to long-term care facilities to visit relatives.

The government continues to urge residents to avoid non-essential travel across the border between British Columbia and Alberta. Travel in the Yukon via highways 97 and 37 is limited to essential travel.

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