Vancouver Island reported one new case of COVID-19 and across the province there were 167 new cases, according to a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health.
There was one new death in the province related to the virus reported in the past 24 hours. Currently there are 1,688 active cases in B.C. and 4,156 people under public health monitoring.
“There have been no new community outbreaks. There continue to be exposure events around the province. Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (CDC) website and on all health authorities’ websites,” reads the statement.
Yesterday Henry said the province is now in its second wave of COVID-19. Today she encouraged British Columbians to continue to support each other in their communities through the pandemic.
“We have the ability to decide what our COVID-19 wave looks like in B.C. by continuing to take personal precautions and using our layers of protection, no matter where we may be,” reads her statement.