B.C. adds 119 COVID-19 cases as provincial health officer stresses long weekend safety
Dr. Bonnie Henry (Photo from BC Government Flickr)
Another day, another 100-plus cases of COVID-19 in B.C.
In today’s update, the province announced 119 new ones.
That brings B.C.’s total to 10,185.
Vancouver Island added two new cases from Thursday to Friday, bringing its total to 225.
Of those, 1,406 are active.
On a bright note, over 8,500 people who tested positive have recovered and there are no new deaths reported.
With the long weekend now upon us, provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, urged everyone to do everything they can to protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19, by ensuring we always use our layers of protection this long weekend.
“The care we show each other today will help protect all of us tomorrow, so let’s make this Thanksgiving about safe connections and safe celebrations,” Dr. Henry said.
Currently, 68 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, 19 of whom are in intensive care.
The remaining patients are recovering at home in self-isolation.