Health officials in British Columbia are scheduled to provide another live COVID-19 update on Thursday afternoon at 3 pm.
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The announcement comes after 834 new test-positive coronavirus cases were confirmed on Wednesday, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the province to 34,728.
Currently, 10,201 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. Officials also announced 12 more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the provincial death toll to 469.
There are 337 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19, 79 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
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Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also shared what she called “another cautionary tale,” after an adult hockey team’s recent trip to Alberta ended up infecting dozens of people.
“There’s a hockey team in the interior that travelled to Alberta and has come back and now there are dozens of people who are infected, and it has spread in the community,” said Dr. Henry. “We need to stop right now to protect our communities and our families and our health care workers. This is avoidable, and these are the measures that we need to take.”
She also alluded to additional restrictions on indoor team sports, saying that priority is being placed on children and youth.
“We are putting additional restrictions on adult team sports indoors as we are recognizing that these are indeed higher risk activities as well. What we will be focusing on is structured programs or sport for children and youth, recognizing how important those are for our young people.”