British Columbia Reported A New Record 274 New COVID-19 Cases

British Columbia's provincial health officer announced a record number of COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row Thursday, and she marked the occasion by highlighting several “areas of concern” for health officials in B.C.

British Columbia's provincial health officer announced a record number of COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row Thursday, and she marked the occasion by highlighting several “areas of concern” for health officials in B.C.

While British Columbia has seen hundreds of cases associated with schools across the province since September, health officials had not declared an outbreak of the coronavirus at any school until Wednesday.

The outbreak at École de l’Anse-au-sable in Kelowna now involves five confirmed cases of COVID-19, Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday.

Henry said social gatherings, especially weddings and other celebrations, have been responsible for much of the recent surge in cases in the province, and the effects of such gatherings have “spilled over” into the health-care system, schools and workplaces.

Henry said transmission of the coronavirus has also been seen recently in workplaces around B.C., and announced that WorkSafeBC and environmental health teams would be increasing inspections around the province in the coming weeks.

Henry concluded her remarks by appealing to all British Columbians to redouble their efforts to limit the size of their gatherings and “break the chains of transmission” in the province. Ian Holliday/@CTVVancouver

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