British Columbia health officials to provide update on COVID-19 on Monday


Health officials are expected to provide an update Monday on British Columbia’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.Health officials announced 27 new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Friday, a slight drop after a week in which new diagnoses exceeded 30 almost every day.

An additional death from COVID-19 was reported on Friday, bringing the provincial death toll to 191. The number of active cases in British Columbia has increased from 304 to 294.

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The province also reported a community outbreak in Haida Gwaii, involving 13 cases.

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Provincial health worker Dr Bonnie Henry last week urged the public to take seriously limiting social interactions as cases continued to rise.

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She also announced a new public health order to limit the number of visitors to vacation rentals and houseboats.

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The interior of British Columbia saw an increase in the number of new cases following a series of exposures at private parties earlier this month.

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The 3 p.m. press conference will be broadcast live on BC1, our website, Global BC’s Facebook page and CKNW.

– With files from Simon Little

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