Big “unlikely” events to happen in British Columbia this summer: Dr. Henry – fr

Big “unlikely” events to happen in British Columbia this summer: Dr. Henry – fr

Provincial health administrator Dr. Bonnie Henry says people should moderate their expectations of large outdoor gatherings or festivals in the coming months.
It comes on the same day it was announced that the Honda Celebration of Light is being canceled for the second year in a row.

“We have seen that things can happen and change very quickly,” Henry said at a press conference on Monday.

Nonetheless, she hopes that with the current trajectory of the vaccine in British Columbia, some smaller or scaled-down outdoor events may unfold.

However, “it is unlikely that there will be any big events of any kind, even outdoors, during this summer and in the fall and winter of next year.”

Henry’s comments come on the same day that British Columbia officials announced 2,174 new positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 131,656.

Henry said there had been 835 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 671 from Saturday to Sunday and 668 from Sunday to Monday.

Broken down by health region, this equates to 438 new cases in Vancouver Coast Health Region, 1,509 new cases in Fraser Health Region, 61 new cases in Island Health Region, 106 new cases in Health Region domestic and 60 new cases. in the northern health region.

There were also 15 more deaths over the weekend, bringing the death toll to 1,596.

There are currently 7,327 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 11,781 people are under active public health surveillance due to identified exposure to known cases.

Currently, 474 people are hospitalized for COVID-19, including 176 in intensive care. Others with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Henry said 122,518 people who tested positive have now recovered.


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