Health officials in British Columbia are scheduled to provide a written update on COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon.
A total of 998 new cases in the province were reported on Monday afternoon, bringing the provincially recorded total to 18,714.
From Saturday to Sunday, 536 new cases were reported. From Sunday to Monday, there were 462 cases.
The update comes after the new regional COVID-19 restrictions regarding gatherings were announced over the weekend.
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Premier John Horgan also held a press conference on Monday, during which he said that regional approaches may be best suited for managing the rising virus cases in British Columbia.
“Focusing on this regional approach, I believe, allows us to refine the practices that we’ve put in place and make sure that they’re appropriate for where we are in the pandemic today.”
Horgan added that what BC is entering is “clearly a second wave.”
There are currently 4,891 active cases and 9,179 under active monitoring.