Wednesday, 25 November, 2020

B.C. reporting 516 new COVID-19 cases; 31 in Interior Health

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Gustavo Carr | 23 November, 2020, 02:06

When asked what health officials would examine to determine whether the stricter measures are working, Henry said a particular focus would be paid to the percentage of cases that can not be linked to a known COVID-19 cluster. Of the new cases, 294 were in the Fraser Health region, 148 in the Vancouver Coastal, 17 on Vancouver Island 31 in the Interior and 25 in the Northern Health region.

As of Thursday, 6,926 cases of COVID-19 were considered active, including 217 people who were in hospital for treatment, 59 of whom required intensive care.

As of Thursday, the Island Health region has recorded 429 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, 118 of which are now active.

A McDonald's in East Gwillimbury was closed for a thorough cleaning, but has since reopened, after an employee reported on Saturday that they had tested positive for COVID-19.

Henry and Dix also announced three new outbreaks of the coronavirus in health-care facilities, at Agecare Harmony Court Care Centre in Burnaby, Discovery Harbour Care in Campbell River and Youville Residence in Vancouver.

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However, this new order does not include schools Doctor Henry explained. "The orders on social gatherings and events are to keep our families and friends safe". The orders will help us slow the spread of COVID-19; to relieve the pressure on our health-care system and reduce the risks within our communities.

We also strongly recommend that everyone focus on essential travel only and put aside recreational or social travel for now.

In today's (Thursday) COVID-19 briefing, It was noted most transmission has come from close knit social gatherings, and not interactions between workers and the public.

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