BC coronavirus update: 105 more cases, 1 death as officials call for virtual Thanksgiving celebrations

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VANCOUVER – Another 105 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in British Columbia, pushing the province’s total to more than 9,000 cases, and authorities are encouraging residents to consider celebrating Thanksgiving practically this year. Three of the new cases are believed to be linked to the spike, and the total number of confirmed cases in the province since the start of the pandemic has risen to 9,013.

There are now 69 patients in the hospital, and of these, 20 are in intensive care.

The number of active cases declined slightly from Monday to 1,268, and recoveries increased to 7,485.

There are 3,337 people under active public health surveillance after being exposed to a known case of COVID-19.

Another death was recorded, a person in Fraser Health Region, which means the toll has risen to 234.

Health officials also confirmed that a new outbreak had been detected at Haro Park Center in Vancouver. This is the second outbreak at the facility. During the first, 11 residents died and dozens more fell ill. The first case was announced on March 18, and the outbreak was then declared over in May.

There are now 14 long-term or residential care facilities with assistive services, and three acute care facilities treating active outbreaks.

No new community outbreaks were detected, although there were public exposure events across the province.

Tuesday’s update from Provincial Health Administrator Dr. Bonnie Henry was presented in a written statement.

Health officials have also encouraged British Columbians to connect with loved ones virtually on Thanksgiving.

“We have had to change our celebrations and special gatherings to keep the people we care about safe. This same approach is how we should celebrate Thanksgiving this year, ”said Henry.

“Rather than traveling to see friends or having a big dinner with the family, do it small this year and plan to go online instead. ”

British Columbia also officially extended its provincial state of emergency until October 13 on Tuesday. Such statements can only be extended for up to 14 days at a time.

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