British Columbia records highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As the province marks a bleak milestone – recording 100 cases of COVID-19 for the first time in a single day – B.C.’s health minister warns that increased enforcement of orders from public health is underway.Adrian Dix stressed that private indoor parties are the “greatest danger” as the majority of new cases continue to arise from these events and are present in people between the ages of 20 and 40.

“We continue to look at what can be done about it, we continue to engage with people and discourage people from hosting such gatherings,” he said.

“We continue to look at what can be done about it, we continue to engage with people and discourage people from hosting such gatherings,” he said.

“We cannot let a few destroy it for everyone and that is why action is being taken.”

An inter-ministerial meeting was held earlier Monday, according to Ten “to define a more comprehensive approach to strengthen law enforcement.”

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth is expected to make an announcement later this week. Responsibility for law enforcement will be shared by police, city bylaw officers, WorkSafe BC and public health officials.

“The government will take further steps to enforce tougher penalties,” Dix said.

Two hundred and thirty-six new cases were announced during Monday’s briefing by Adrian Dix and Deputy Provincial Health Administrator Dr. Réka Gustafson, which was the first update in three days.

Around a hundred cases were recorded on Saturday, 88 on Monday and 48 on Monday.



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