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Northern Health Region adds 43 new cases, COVID-19 flight exposure

Northern Health Region adds 43 new cases, COVID-19 flight exposure”

The child's death is the first in anyone in B.C. under the age of 30.

Horgan said the province has also been working with representatives from the tourism industry "to reduce - in fact, eliminate - bookings from people outside of a particular area".

Meanwhile, at the end of this week, BC Ferries will stop accepting bookings for recreational vehicles like campers and trailers.

Other regulations reportedly being developed will restrict travel within British Columbia as well, keeping residents within their own health regions with Horgan saying there will be fines for residents travelling outside of their area without a "legitimate reason".

He stressed people should not attempt to book something outside of their area, because "the tourism operator will not book you passage".

Doctor Henry says the provincial curve is slowly trending downwards, meaning the measures are beginning to have an effect. There are 27 people in hospital, including 12 in critical care.

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There were eight COVID-19 related deaths recorded over the weekend, bringing the provincial total to 1,538.

Today, we are reporting three periods: from April 16 to 17, we had 1,027 new cases, from April 17 to 18 we had 933 new cases and in the last 24 hours, we had a further 1,000 new cases. "We can not thank them enough".

The formal order is expected on Friday and will last through the May long weekend.

The child was from the Fraser Health region, which spans from Burnaby to Boston Bar, but had been getting specialized care at BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver.

While people have been encouraged to gather outdoors in groups of up to 10 in their bubble, it's concerning that some have skirted those guidelines, she said. "We need to put that in the context of what we are seeing across our province right now where COVID transmission rates are very high in many communities and the risk of hospitalization from COVID is about two to four in 100 for most people".



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