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Health officials: small groups only this long weekend

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:42 PDT, Fri September 4, 2020

In advance of the last long weekend of summer, BC health officials announced another near-record number of new cases and recommended caution.

There were 121 new cases in BC today, including five that are epi-linked, for a total of 6,162 cases. The highest single-day case count remains at 124, reported last Friday.

There are 1,233 active cases, 2,792 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 4,706 people who tested positive have recovered.

Currently, 31 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 12 of whom are in intensive care. There was one new death related to the virus, bringing that total to 211.

Health officials also announced one new assisted living facility outbreak at KinVillage in the Fraser Health region. In total, 10 longterm care or assisted living facilities and two acute care facilities have active outbreaks.

There have been no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events.

COVID-19 continues to affect our province and this long weekend is no different, said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. Whether you’re celebrating the Canucks game tonight or meeting friends for a barbecue or camping, let’s make it a safe, small-group long weekend.

Get outside this weekend and enjoy your time with friends and family and outdoor activities, while protecting  the more vulnerable around you. Health officials said it’s important to maintain a careful balance between fun and caution this long weekend and onwards to the fall. To be successful in this next phase, we need to step back to safely move forward, they added.

For a list of community exposure events, click here.
For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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