A moment for British Columbians to pause and consider how they are approaching their own personal response to the growing levels of COVID-19.
Today's update from Dr. Bonnie Henry came by way of a statement issued late in the afternoon.
“Today, we are reporting 287 new cases, including four epi-linked cases, for a total of 13,875 cases in British Columbia.
There are 2,316 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 5,358 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 11,244 people who tested positive have recovered.
Currently, 87 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 25 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
“There have been two new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 261 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."
Across the province, the various Health Authorities have outlined the total number of cases found in their region since the pandemic arrived earlier this year.
Among the findings, 4,545 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 7,863 in the Fraser Health region, 253 in the Island Health region, 727 in the Interior Health region, 399 in the Northern Health region an increase of sixteen from the totals of Tuesday.
There have been 88 cases of COVID recorded from people who reside outside of Canada.
With new public orders in place related to Social Gatherings, Doctor Henry expanded a bit further on how the province is viewing the way British Columbians should approach events such as weddings and birthdays.“We can still spend time with our friends and family, but right now we must all keep to our ‘safe six’ only or take our events outside, where it is far easier to maintain a safe physical distance.
The BC Centre for Disease control has some valuable Coronavirus notes related to COVID-19 you can explore that information here.
You can learn more about the outbreak from both the Province and the Federal government from the links below:
Federal Government site
British Columbia Government site
The World Health Organization website also offers up the latest advisories on the global situation.
More from Northern Health can be reviewed here
You can review our archive of past statements and local information here.
Local governments and organizations have also provided for increased awareness of COVID-19 issues, those past advisories can be reviewed here.
For notes from across Canada and British Columbia we have been archiving the latest items through our political portal Darcy McGee