10 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Health, outbreak reported in Dawson Creek

VICTORIA, B.C. – 10 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Monday, bringing the total in the Northern Health Reg…

VICTORIA, B.C. – 10 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Monday, bringing the total in the Northern Health Region to 422.

As of Monday,  the BC CDC reported there were 34 active cases within the Region, with no one currently hospitalized.

Within Northern Health, an outbreak at Rotary Manor had been announced as one of the three facility outbreaks within the province.

According to the Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr. Réka Gustafson, 1.120 new cases were confirmed, Monday, across B.C., bringing the total to 15,501.

Active cases across the province stand at 2,945 and 12,207 have since recovered.

Hospitalizations in B.C., are at 90, with 19 of those in ICU.

The province’s death count is now up to 269.

Gustafson acknowledged that we are now entering the 11 month of the pandemic and is urging British Columbians to remain social but in a safe manner.

“Social connection is very important to our personal and community well-being, and we need to continue to live well and live safely. It’s not about stopping our lives, nor is it about being careless, it’s about learning about how to the things that are important to us safely.”

6,448 people are currently under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

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