COVID-19 outbreak at Okanagan Correctional Centre

Henrietta Brewer
August 14, 2020

Those surveyed in Alberta and Quebec were more likely to advocate more relaxed restrictions, according to the poll.

The threshold for sustained growth in cases is one - a single additional infection for every case that's identified - but Henry noted B.C. has been "bouncing around a little bit above one" since June.

That compares with just 28 per cent of Canadians overall who think there should be tighter restrictions.

"Following yesterday's public health news confirming increases cases of COVID-19 within our province, and the cautions about further spread, we recognize our responsibility to support the best interest of our community, and we have made a decision to once again close Celebrities".

"During a pandemic, more resources are required", he said. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

At that rate, case counts would continue to slowly increase while a drop to 50 per cent of normal would see the number of cases drop within two weeks.

A statement from the province said the majority of cases are linked to young people in the Lower Mainland, with exposure coming from "events in the community". We need everyone to recommit to using the skills we've learned.

578 active cases in B.C.

Celebrities in Vancouver is closing voluntarily due to the alarming spike in COVID-19 cases in B.C. this summer, while an exposure alert has been issued about another downtown nightclub.

This will allow health authorities to increase their local pool of available public health professionals, while also providing a team of people that are available to be deployed throughout the province as needed.

She called contact tracing "bread and butter work" for public health, adding that it is a common approach to combating tuberculosis and measles, but COVID-19's lack of cure has shown it to be an important aspect of health care.

Horgan also called on B.C. celebrities, such as Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen, to get in touch to help with messaging to asking young people to be more cautious.

Modelling projections suggest that the number of cases of the virus could increase throughout the summer if we continue on the current path we are on. "But if people continue to work around or try and disregard the rules the rest of the British Columbians are following, we will of course take action".

Premier John Horgan announced the creation of the temporary positions Wednesday at his weekly press availability, where he was joined by Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer.

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