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125 new COVID-19 cases in B.C., 2 new cases in Interior Health

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September 30, 2020 - 4:18 PM

B.C. Health officials announced 125 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, two of which are in the Interior Health region.

That raises the provincewide caseload to 9,138, for Sept. 30. Of those cases 1,284 are active. There are another 3,202 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 7,591 people who tested positive have recovered.

Hospitalizations continue to rise, and 72 people are now hospitalized, 21 of whom are in intensive care.

"COVID-19 has required all of us to change how we work, go to school and spend time with friends and family. This has put an emotional and mental strain on everyone. Despite this added obstacle, people across B.C. have risen to the challenge with compassion and determination to help keep our curve where we need it to be," Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, said in a joint statement.

"While the ongoing focus is not always easy to maintain, now is the time to keep going — to continue to support and care for each other through the efforts we make."

Dr. Henry and Brown reminded people, a small kindness is good for us all.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3,340 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 4,658 in the Fraser Health region, 208 in the Island Health region, 533 in the Interior Health region, 312 in the Northern Health region and 87 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

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