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BREAKING: No new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region for 72 hours

Health minister Adrian Dix looks on as provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on COVID-19, Monday, April 6, 2020.
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April 07, 2020 - 3:49 PM

There have been no new COVID-19 cases reported within Interior Health's region in the last 72 hours and the number of cases remains unchanged.

There have been are 25 new cases reported in B.C. in the last 24 hours, taking the total number across the province to 1,291.

B.C. public health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry made the announcement during her daily press conference today, April 7.

There are currently 128 COVID-19 cases within Interior Health's region with 13 of these cases being hospitalized. Across B.C., 138 people are in hospital, 66 of those in intensive care. There are 805 people who have fully recovered from COVID-19.

There were four more COVID-19 fatalities in B.C. in the last 24 hours, all of which were in the Lower Mainland.

Regardless of the more promising numbers, Henry said it was still very important to stay home and not to travel during the upcoming Easter long weekend.

"We will be celebrating collectively around the world in ways we've never done before," Henry said. "We can still celebrate and care for those around us in virtual ways."

"This is a time when many people will be thinking of travelling and going to holiday homes and smaller communities around the province... this is not our time to do that right now," she said. "We need to avoid all none essential travel."

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