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Interior Health region COVID-19 cases hit 99 in single day

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry
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December 11, 2020 - 3:25 PM

The number of new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Interior Health region is slowly climbing toward the 1,000 milestone.

In the last 24 hours, 99 new cases were recorded in the Interior Health region, up from the 60 to 80 range for much of the last two weeks. That brings the region’s total number of cases to date to 2,601.

Provincewide there were 737 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the provincial total to 40,797, according to a joint statement issued by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix today, Dec. 11.

"This weekend, take a step back from the usual holiday rush,” it reads. “Take the time to get outside and enjoy a quieter weekend with those in your household. Show your loved ones you care by staying local and staying away right now.

"We want to ensure we are moving into this stage of our COVID-19 response in the best position possible, which means working together to make sure we don't fall back as we move forward with our immunization program.”

There were 11 new deaths in B.C., bringing the death toll to 598.

Of the new cases reported today, 469 were in the Fraser Health region, 119 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, eight in the Vancouver Island Health region and 41 in the Northern health region.

There are 9,589 active cases in B.C. and 12,008 people are being monitored. There are 342 people in hospital with 87 of those in intensive care.

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