VICTORIA, B.C. – Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is continuing to remind British Columbians that if they are able to wear a face mask, to wear them in order to help prevent the further transmission of COVID-19.
Even while Provincial Health Orders are in place to wear a face mask when out in public, Henry says we need to show respect towards anyone who is unable to wear them.
“But not everyone is able to wear a mask and we need to have patience and compassion for people… and we know that people can’t wear masks for many reasons that may not be apparent to you, whether its a physiological, behavioural health condition, or due to physical, cognitive, or mental impairment.”
According to Henry, 738 new cases were confirmed across B.C., Wednesday, bringing the total to 29,086.
Active cases across the province stand at 7,616 and 19,814 have since recovered.
Hospitalizations in B.C. are at 294, with 61 of those in ICU.
The province’s death count is now up to 371.
10,270 people are currently under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
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