We have to keep social distancing, wearing masks, and not interacting with people outside our bubble if we want to keep COVID-19 cases down. The virus hasn’t gone away, if we let our guard down it will spread exponentially through the population, just like it did a few months ago. One hundred cases can become one thousand cases in just a few weeks.
B.C. has seen a surge in new COVID-19 infections over the weekend, and officials are warning that the province is at a tipping point.
On Monday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry presented the latest numbers on the toll the novel coronavirus has taken in British Columbia, along with new modelling that offers a warning about the dangers of slipping up on measures to prevent transmission.
That includes a big spike in new infections over the weekend, with 102 new confirmed cases since Friday afternoon. There have now been 3,300 cases in B.C. since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 253 are still active.
The latest modelling suggests that the numbers of new cases reported daily are rising and could continue to rise over the summer.
“We do have the possibility of having explosive growth here in our outbreak, if we’re not careful,” Henry said.
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