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469 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; 6 deaths

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.
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February 10, 2021 - 3:45 PM

Between 400 and 500 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in B.C. every day this month, and today, Feb. 10, was no exception with 469 cases reported in the last 24 hours. Forty-six of those were in the Interior Health region.

“The risks from COVID-19 remain high for all of us, especially with the variants of concern, which is why staying in our local community and avoiding any unnecessary travel is so important right now,” states a joint release issued today by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix

It encourages people to stay home over the coming Family Day long weekend and provides a link to a website promoting 200 safe things to do instead of going out and socializing.

Of the new cases, 243 were in the Fraser Health region, 100 in Vancouver Coastal, 25 on Vancouver Island and 53 in the Northern Health region.

There were six more deaths, bringing the provincial total to 1,269.

There are 4,305 active cases in B.C. with 230 people in hospital, 66 of whom are in intensive care.

The province has now administered 157,797 doses of vaccine, 14,316 of which were second doses.

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