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Funeral and feast gatherings in northern B.C. lead to COVID-19 warnings

BY , Sep 2, 2020 12:33 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

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

An outbreak of COVID-19 in British Columbia's Nass Valley has prompted an alert from the Northern and First Nations health authorities.

The warning goes out to anyone who attended gatherings between Aug. 21 and 25 in the valley.

A statement from the Nisga'a government says all those who attended a memorial, a funeral or settlement feast need to contact their community clinic.

A joint statement Tuesday from Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says there have been 58 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 5,848 cases.

There has been one additional death, while 4,505 people who tested positive have recovered.

Since the pandemic began, 209 people have died.

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