B.C.’s top health officials will be going live to provide a COVID-19 update at 3 p.m. this afternoon, following yesterday’s spike in daily cases.
The province has been averaging slightly less than 450 new cases a day for the past week, but on Thursday, B.C. reported 617 new cases, 19 of those in the Island Health region.
With reported cases climbing over 600, Thursday marked the highest single-day number since January 7 when health officials announced 761 new cases.
Today, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will give B.C. its newest COVID-19 information, including any data on variants.
Last week, Dr. Henry announced B.C.’s first case of a COVID-1 variant from Nigeria.
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In today’s COVID-19 update, B.C. could see if the spike in cases was a one-off or a new trend for the province.