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B.C. records 121 new COVID-19 cases; officials preach caution on long weekend

BY , Sep 5, 2020 12:27 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

(File) -  British Columbia's Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry giving her views during a press conference. - (B.C. government)

British Columbia has recorded another 121 cases of COVID-19 and one death related to the virus.

In a joint statement on Friday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix say there has been a total of 6,162 cases since the pandemic began.

COVID-19 has claimed 211 lives in the province.

Almost 2,800 people in the province are under active health monitoring after being identified as being exposed to someone who has tested positive, and 4,706 people have recovered.

KinVillage long-term care home in Delta is the latest facility with an outbreak after a worker tested positive.

There are now 10 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care facilities with active outbreaks.

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