Health officials announce 155 new coronavirus cases in BC

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There were 170 new cases from Friday to Saturday, 159 from Saturday to Sunday, 119 from Sunday to Monday, and 101 from Monday to Tuesday.

A total of 142 new cases of COVID-19 have been discovered over the past 24 hours, bringing the province's total to 11,034.

She said no one is at risk for picking up their packages and contact tracing is underway.

There are 1,494 active cases in the province in all health authorities.

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

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports that there are 3,892 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 5,595 in Fraser Health, 235 on Vancouver Island, 582 in Interior Health and 341 in Northern Health. A total of 89 people who live outside of Canada have tested positive for the virus in B.C. Seventeen of those are in long-term care facilities, two are in acute care.

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This is particularly important if we have recently spent time with people outside of our household bubble or 'safe six'. However, there continue to be community exposure events at other locations and on flights into and out of the province.

There have been no new community outbreaks.

"There also continue to be exposure events around the province".

Dr. Henry said staff at the BC Centre for Disease Control and other labs across B.C. managed to clear an extra day's worth of tests and reduce their backlog.

Physical activity is very important to our overall health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, but equally important is the need to ensure we are staying active, safely. In some cases, sport facilities have been closed. She says Elections BC has COVID-19 safety plans in place for all locations. Similar to the approach in the recent National Hockey League playoffs, the plans have prioritized the players over the spectators, with restrictions in place in arenas and on the sidelines.

"The simple act of cleaning our hands can make a big difference in our lives and make sure that we are protecting each other and ourselves from COVID-19, but also for many other illnesses - everything from the things that cause stomach upset to influenza".

As much as we want to see the winning goal or celebrate the ideal pass after the game, we need to ensure we are keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe by always following our COVID-19 safety basics.

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