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Another 100 new B.C. COVID-19 cases in one day

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.
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September 09, 2020 - 4:28 PM

The daily count of new cases of COVID-19 hit an even 100 today, Sept. 9.

That brings the total to date in B.C. to 6,691 according to a joint statement issued by B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix.

Two of the new cases were in the Interior Health region bringing the total to 462 of which 16 are active cases with people being in isolation but no one is in hospital.

Earlier today, the province outlined plans to spend more money, buy more flu vaccines and hire more people to try to keep pressure off hospitals this fall as influenza and cold season hit.

READ MORE: More money, more flu shots and hiring of thousands of workers planned to fight COVID-19 this fall

"The steps each of us takes today and in the coming weeks, including taking a few minutes to get your influenza immunization, will make a difference tomorrow,” the release states. "Let's all do our part to help strengthen the well-being of all our communities - using our layers of protection, going back to our smaller, safer social interactions and all of us working together to find our balance with COVID-19."

There have been no new deaths, leaving that total at 213 but there are 37 people in hospital, 15 of whom are in intensive care.

There are 1,378 active cases with 3,101 people being monitored by health authorities while 5,086 people have recovered.

There have been 3,482 cases in the Fraser Health region 2,285 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 185 on Vancouver Island, 193 in the Northern Health region and 84 cases of people who live outside of Canada.

There have been outbreaks at two more Lower Mainland long term care homes bringing the total to 12 active outbreaks in such facilities.

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