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BC reports 549 cases of Covid-19, five deaths since Friday

BC reports 549 cases of Covid-19, five deaths since Friday”

While today's eight reported cases mark the largest single-day increase in a month, Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich said recent case counts have been relatively low compared to many parts of California.

Only two of the new cases reported Wednesday were in long-term care facilities - that bore the brunt of illness in the early days of the pandemic. While this has meant an increase in the overall number of confirmed positive cases, the active cases and percentage positive remain stable.

Of the total COVID-19 cases, 77 individuals are hospitalized, 24 of whom are in intensive care.

There are now 10,734 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C. after health officials announced 549 new cases Tuesday.

No new deaths or outbreaks were confirmed on Wednesday.

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There are 19 active outbreaks in health-care facilities - 17 in long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two in acute-care facilities. However, there continue to be exposure events around the province.

A total of 9,112 people who had the virus are now considered recovered. Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control's (BCCDC) website and on all health authorities' websites. A total of seven cases were linked to the outbreak, Interior Health said.

As recreational sports like hockey and youth soccer return, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 exposures.

Henry said it's important for people to think about their cumulative interactions.

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