BEFORE CHRIST. registers only 4 new cases of coronavirus from new outbreaks in 2 companies

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BEFORE CHRIST. has only had four new cases of new coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

These new cases are outbreaks in two Lower Mainland companies: Maersk Distribution in Delta and New World Technologies in Abbotsford.

There have been no new deaths from COVID-19.

This brings the total of cases in the province to 2601, the deaths remaining at 165.

Thirty-one people remain in hospital, one less than Monday, but eight people are in intensive care, three more than on the same day.

A total of 2,229 people in British Columbia have now recovered from the virus.

207 active cases remain.

There are no new outbreaks in the community and provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry said she was very pleased to announce the end of the outbreak at Abbotsford Regional Hospital .

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Ten health workers were infected in the hospital and two ended up in intensive care.

“I am extremely pleased to be able to say that both have been sent home and grateful for the care they have received,” said Henry.

The outbreaks at Amica Edgemont, Royal Arch Masonic, Chartwell Willow and Eden Care Center have all been declared over.

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There are eight active outbreaks in British Columbia, all in long-term care homes.

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Henry said it was good to see British Columbia. progress and slowly reopen businesses and services.

“It’s okay to move slowly and at a pace that works for you, given your circumstances,” she said. “Of course, it makes some people a little anxious and a little nervous and for others, we just don’t go fast enough. “

She said some companies are planning to increase testing to keep people safe.

But Henry warned that the tests are not a substitute for the many measures that everyone should take – such as physical distance and increased hand washing – to help stop the spread of the virus.

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“Relying on a single layer, like testing, is not enough and will not guarantee people’s safety by itself. Testing can help identify those with COVID-19 so that people can quickly isolate themselves and public health teams can start our contact tracing and make sure we stop these chains of transmission. “

“It is very important to understand, however, that the tests at this time may not be reliable,” added Henry. “Especially for people who have no symptoms or who have mild symptoms that they don’t even recognize. “

“Someone who is negative one day, who has exposure, may actually be positive the next day. The tests are not excellent for detecting this very early. “










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BEFORE CHRIST. Health officials are also warning everyone who attended the Sunday demonstration in Vancouver following the death of George Floyd in the United States to monitor their health.

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It is estimated that 5,000 people gathered in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery in solidarity with protests in the United States after a white police officer in Minneapolis held his knee on Floyd’s neck while the black man was handcuffed and shouted that he couldn’t breathe.

Many participants wore masks, but health officials said on Monday that people should watch for COVID-19 symptoms for the next two weeks.

“You may have put yourself in danger and you can take this home,” Henry said on Monday.

“If you have symptoms, you need to isolate yourself. You have to get tested. You should be sure that you are not contributing to the transmission of this virus. ”

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