VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — The province reported 155 new COVID-19 instances on Friday, in addition to an outbreak at a Tim Hortons in Merritt.
Provincial Well being Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, in a press release with Deputy Well being Minister Stephen Brown, additionally introduced one new dying — the 251st in B.C. for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
“There was one new neighborhood outbreak on the Tim Hortons in Merritt. There additionally proceed to be publicity occasions across the province,” she mentioned.
Henry additionally mentioned the outbreak at Kin Village, a care dwelling in Delta, has been declared over.
There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks, whereas these stay energetic at 15 long-term care or assisted-living amenities and two acute-care items.
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With the provincial election simply over one week away and superior voting now out there, Henry additionally had recommendation for voters.
“In case you are planning on voting in individual, bear in mind to present others the house to remain protected when going to vote, wash your arms earlier than and after voting, and think about using a masks if distancing is a problem,” she mentioned.
Elections BC has COVID-19 security plans in place for all voting places.
“In case you are planning on voting in individual, bear in mind to present others the house to remain protected when going to vote, wash your arms earlier than and after voting, and think about using a masks if distancing is a problem,” Henry added.
She additionally inspired British Columbians to proceed to observe well being and safey suggestions as flu season approaches.
“Easy steps make a giant distinction in maintaining all of us protected.”
Circumstances in B.C. now complete 11,189.
Of 1,513 energetic instances, 72 individuals are in hospital, down 12 from two days in the past. One other 26 individuals are in intensive care, up two from Thursday.
An additional 3,713 individuals are underneath energetic public well being monitoring because of recognized publicity to identified instances, and 9,387 individuals who examined constructive have recovered.
For these self-isolating as a consequence of COVID-19 or who’re feeling unwell, help is on the market by contacting Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683.