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Just a single new case of COVID-19 announced for BC today

Just a single new case of COVID-19 announced for BC today”

"Public health teams from Fraser Health are on site and actively investigating and tracing anybody who may have had contact."There are now 2,632 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C., after health officials announced nine new cases Thursday".

When asked how regional openings would be addressed considering people travel between health authorities (say, from a "hot zone" to a COVID-19-free zone), Wilkinson said: "We already have the situation in Canada, with its huge geography, where people are moving between provinces, so it seems to make sense when northern British Columbia is the size of France that they might have different rules from southern British Columbia or Vancouver Island".

There are now 193 active cases of COVID-19 in BC and 2,272 people who have recovered since testing positive.

It's the lowest one-day case count in the province since the pandemic started almost three months ago, meaning there are still 2,632 cases across B.C.as Dr. Bonnie Henry says one case from yesterday's total was removed due to a data correction.

"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 21 individuals are hospitalized, five of whom are in intensive care".

Physical distancing, small gatherings and remaining home if you feel unwell remain the best means of protecting against the virus.

The Interior Health region remains case-free and has had 195 cases to date.

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Children and teens were the most under-represented group, given that only about 1% of the cases were people younger than 10, and 2% of the cases were people aged 11 through 19. There then came a wave of infections related to the strain that was common in Washington State.

Henry also revealed the newest data related to COVID-19.

Health officials say that no new outbreaks have appeared in the community or in health-care facilities over the past 24-hours.

But while we don't have city-level data, we can still match our reporting of past community outbreaks in the Tri-Cities with the raw daily caseloads from across Fraser Health.

There have been no new COVID-19 deaths.

We know no one intends to pass on the virus. In future reports, new tested and epi-linked cases will be included as one number.

Bonnie Henry says she would prefer to maintain her COVID-19 orders on a provincial basis.



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