British Columbia records new daily record of 911 COVID-19 cases, reports 11 deaths

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As the province’s second wave pushes new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations to new records almost daily, health officials are urging British Columbians to protect each other.Provincial health administrator Dr. Bonnie Henry on Friday announced 911 new infections, pushing British Columbia beyond the 30,000 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.

It was also another day that deaths were in double digits, with 11 more people losing their lives from COVID-19.

Henry said she was concerned about recent reports of assault on mask wearing, where employees have been assaulted or confronted with the order.

“Remember that this requirement to wear a mask in indoor public places is a provincial order that everyone must follow,” she said, while comparing masks to seat belts and helmets. “It’s a layer of protection for everyone and a courtesy to those around you. And if you are opposed to wearing a mask, I have asked you to shop online, order take out, or stay home and not put other people at risk. “

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She recalled that she had previously, that we don’t always know each other’s story and that we need to show each other respect.

“We have people in our hospitals who are suffering right now, and their families too. And that these simple little actions make a big difference for all of us, ”added Henry.

The record number of 301 patients is currently hospitalized, including 69 in intensive care.

Although the Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, assures that there are enough beds in acute care, there remains the challenge of having enough staff and resources.

“We are doing it for the moment, but it is important, I think, that everyone understands how essential it is for those who are waiting for further procedures and for everyone to do whatever we can to stop the spread over the last few days as well. ”

Three other outbreaks in health facilities have been reported.

More soon.



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