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B.C. records second highest one day COVID-19 case total since the pandemic began

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
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September 04, 2020 - 3:27 PM

As the number of COVID-19 cases pushes past 100 per day, once again warnings have gone out about how to flatten the curve this Labour Day long weekend.

“Whether you're celebrating the Canucks game tonight or meeting friends for a barbecue or camping, let's make it a safe, small-group long weekend,” provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix said in a joint statement issued today, Sept. 4. "Get outside this weekend and enjoy your time with friends and family and outdoor activities, while protecting the more vulnerable around you."

The 121 cases reported today is the second highest in B.C. since the pandemic started in January, bringing the provincial total to 6,162 cases. There were 124 on Aug. 28.

Only one of the new cases is in the Interior Health region, bringing its total to 451.

There was also one new death, bringing the provincial total to 211.

There are 1,233 active cases with another 2,792 people under public health monitoring. There have been 4,706 people who tested positive have since recovered.

There are 31 people in hospital with 12 in intensive care.

There have been 3,201 cases in the Fraser Health region, 2,077 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 180 the Vancouver Island Health region, 174 in the Northern Health region and 79 non-residents.

"We must maintain a very careful balance between fun and caution this long weekend and onwards to the fall,” the statement reads. “Your actions this weekend and every day make a difference."

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