“We need to be aware that if we go too far, too fast, we could see a rapid rebound in new cases,” said Henry at a press conference alongside the Minister of Health Adrian Dix, where it was also announced that 13 new cases of COVID-19 and a new death.
“We are closer to a threshold where the case can reproduce.”
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The latest figures suggest that british Columbians are at the social-interaction rate of about 65% of normal, up from 50 per cent in the previous modeling of the presentation on 4 June.
B. C. has moved to Phase 2 of its reopening plan, which included shops and restaurants, on the 19th of May. Schools have reopened to full, voluntary, in-person instruction on the 1st June, and bus drivers began collecting fares again.
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The province has not seen a recent increase in the number of hospitalizations and the rate or rates of infection in the latter modeling period.
But if social contacts were to increase to 80% of normal, Henry said, the number of new confirmed cases each day, may increase from a single digit to over 30 per day.
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“We are at a good balance at the moment and it is there where we want to stay for the next month,” she said.
Prime minister John Horgan is expected to announce the transition to Phase 3 as soon as Wednesday.
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