BC health officials to give COVID-19 update amid staggering rise in cases

Nov 4 2020, 8:40 am

Health officials in British Columbia are scheduled to provide a written update on COVID-19 on Wednesday afternoon, following a staggering rise in cases.

Earlier this week, the province saw its highest-ever three-day case count, with a total of 1,120 test-positive coronavirus cases between Friday and Sunday.

There were 352 cases reported from Friday to Saturday, 389 from Saturday to Sunday, and 379 from Sunday to Monday.

The increase in case numbers continued on Tuesday afternoon when health officials announced 299 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in BC to 15,800.

There are 3,017 active cases of coronavirus in the province and 6,888 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Wednesday afternoon’s update will be given by Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr. Réka Gustafson and BC Health Minister Adrian Dix.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is expected to return on Thursday afternoon. Dix said earlier this week that she was “taking a couple of well-deserved days off.”

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