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BC shatters records with 1,293 new COVID-19 cases, pushing average over 1,000 per day| FULL

CA, 09 Apr 2021
British Columbia's COVID-19 surge continued to shatter records Thursday, as the province reported 1,293 new cases and two new deaths.

It brought the seven-day rolling average for new cases over 1,000 for the first time during the pandemic.

At a live briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 9,184 active cases and a record 15,203 people in isolation due to possible exposure.

"We have strict orders about not socializing with people outside your household. It is not OK to have friends and family over right now, it is putting them at risk. It is not OK to go on a weekend getaway. that is not essential. Nor is your ski trip just because you have a pass.," Henry said.

"It is not OK right now to have a wedding, a birthday, any of these ceremonies where come together because we are putting people at risk, and those people are the ones we are closest to. All of these need to be postponed for now."

The number of cases in the Lower Mainland continues to soar, with 448 new cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and 645 in the Fraser Health region. Sixty-nine were on Vancouver Island, 80 were in the Interior Health region, and 51 were in the Northern Health region.

For more: https://globalnews.ca/news/7746437/bc-covid-19-update-april-8-2021/

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