British Columbia announces 941 new cases of coronavirus, 49 in IH region – BC News

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The provincial government announced 941 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, including 49 in the interior health region.

The new cases bring British Columbia’s total since the start of the pandemic to 28,348, although the vast majority have recovered. There are 7,732 active cases in British Columbia. Currently, 10,283 people are under active public health surveillance due to identified exposure to known cases.

Across British Columbia, 284 people are hospitalized with the virus, including 61 in intensive care.

Inside British Columbia, there are 302 active cases and two people in hospital.

As of Tuesday, 10 new coronavirus-related deaths were reported, bringing the total death toll in the province to 358.

Social events and gatherings remain banned in British Columbia until at least December 7 under orders from last week.

“BC healthcare workers are in our labs and hospitals, at our testing sites and in our communities. These people are our health care system. the same support we give them all from us, ”Dr. Bonnie Henry said in a statement.

“We need to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our province and it needs to happen now. That’s why we have suspended all gatherings, events and indoor group fitness activities.

“This is also why everyone, young and old, must interrupt their social interactions, increase their levels of protection and stay as much as possible within their local communities.”

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