B.C. health officials to provide COVID-19 update for weekend

B.C. health officials to provide COVID-19 update for weekend

British Columbia’s health officials will be providing a COVID-19 update to the province on Monday afternoon.

During an announcement scheduled for this afternoon, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will reveal new case numbers from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Their announcement is scheduled for 3 p.m. this afternoon, with a live stream available on both CHEK’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Live at 3 p.m. PDT: Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, give an update on COVID-19 in British Columbia on Aug. 10, 2020.

Posted by CHEK News on Monday, August 10, 2020

Back on Friday, August 7, health officials said there were 53 new cases of COVID-19 across the province – a number that reflects a continued rise in daily cases.

Dating back to Friday, July 31, only two days have seen new positive case numbers total under 40.

“Like a wildfire, COVID-19 has the potential to rapidly burn out of control and we need to put out these flare-ups,” Dix and Henry said back on August 7.

Officials also announced one new case in Island Health, bringing the total to 147 cases since the pandemic began. Of those, 139 have recovered and there have been five deaths.

The COVID-19 death toll in B.C. currently sits at 195.

Exposure warnings being issued from the BC Centre for Disease Control have also been on the rise lately. Last week, the BC CDC warned of possible exposures on multiple flights that arrived or departed the province, including WestJet 538 that flew from Victoria to Calgary on July 29.

To see the BC Centre for Disease Control’s list of COVID-19 public exposures, click here.

A new story will be posted following the update at 3 p.m. PDT. 

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