B.C Confirms 87 New Infections As Province Lasts A Week Below 100 Cases


Health authorities in B.C say they confirmed 87 new infections Wednesday even as the province went for an entire week with a daily count under 100.

Through a new release, the province’s top doctor Bonnie Henry and Minister Adrian Dix announced one more fatality related to COVID-19.

The two urged people to be cautious since the virus is spreading even when caseloads are declining. Most of the cases confirmed on Wednesday were reported in Interior Health, and not Fraser Health zone as it would be expected.

Interior health had 41 infections against Fraser’s 30, while Vancouver Coast Health reported 13, Island Health 3, with no case in Northern Health.

The pair also said that 2 infections had been reported at the Hollyburn House facility, West Vancouver, and another case at the Minoru Resident, Richmond.

In a different new update early Wednesday, Vancouver Health said 2 persons had tested positive for the virus at the two facilities.

Hollyburn’s outbreak is the 2nd at the facility. The home was among the very first few to confirm an infection when the pandemic started the early March, last year.


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