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Hundreds more new COVID-19 cases in B.C.; 11 more deaths

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix
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December 04, 2020 - 3:35 PM

In the last 24 hours, 711 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in B.C. and 11 more people have died.

That brings the death toll to 492 and the total number of people who have been infected to 36,132. That includes 81 new cases in the Interior Health region.

"We continue to face a significant surge in community transmission and new cases of COVID-19,” provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said a joint statement today, Dec. 4.

“This weekend, let's stay small and stay local, so we can slow the spread of the virus in our province,” they said. "We can still be festive, we can still have fun, but let's ensure it is only with our immediate household.”

There are now 9,050 active cases in the province along with 10,957 people being monitored by health authorities. There are 338 people in hospital including 79 in intensive care.

Of the new cases, 427 are in the Fraser Health region, 143 in Vancouver Coastal, 10 on Vancouver Island, 81 in the Interior Health region and 50 in the Northern Health region.

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