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B.C. records 121 new COVID-19 cases; officials preach caution on long weekend

September 04, 2020 - 4:24 PM

VICTORIA - British Columbia has recorded another 121 cases of COVID-19 and one death related to the virus.

In a joint statement on Friday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix say there has been a total of 6,162 cases since the pandemic began.

COVID-19 has claimed 211 lives in the province.

Almost 2,800 people in the province are under active health monitoring after being identified as being exposed to someone who has tested positive, and 4,706 people have recovered.

KinVillage long-term care home in Delta is the latest facility with an outbreak after a worker tested positive.

There are now 10 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities with active outbreaks.

The statement asks people to only get together in small groups over the Labour Day weekend to avoid spreading COVID-19.

"Get outside this weekend and enjoy your time with friends and family and outdoor activities, while protecting the more vulnerable around you," it says.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 4, 2020.

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