99 active cases of COVID-19 on Vancouver Island — 41 new over the weekend

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Vancouver Island now has 99 active cases of COVID-19, 50 of which are in the central region, according to Island Health. There are 30 in south Vancouver Island and 19 in the northern region. There were 41 new cases reported over the weekend.

Across the province, there were 1,959 new cases reported in the last three days. There are a total of 6,279 active cases in B.C., according to a joint statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, the provincial health minister.

There have been nine new deaths due to the novel coronavirus over the weekend.

“Today, we have seen that much of the transmission is occurring in private homes at social gatherings, at workplaces where people are gathering, or in risky indoor settings, like group fitness activities. These are all locations where there are limited layers of protection and people are not wearing masks,” said the statement.

There are now 10,087 people under public health monitoring. Of the 22,944 cases identified since the start of the pandemic, 16,087 people have recovered. The nine deaths brought the total death toll to 299.

“This is a critical time for all of us. Getting through this surge in new cases and through this pandemic requires all of us to do our part and support each other to do the same. It is how we reduce our risks and protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.”    

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