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Health authorities: 'protect ourselves, loved ones'

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:27 PDT, Fri October 9, 2020

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BC health authorities said it’s important to protect ourselves and loved ones by using layers of protection this Thanksgiving long weekend.

“The care we show each other today will help protect all of us tomorrow, so let’s make this Thanksgiving about safe connections and safe celebrations,” they said in a statement.

“We offer our thanks and gratitude to everyone throughout the province and in particular, our front-line essential workers, for doing so much to keep our communities safe and strong.”

Health authorities also announced 119 new cases of COVID-19 today, including four that are epidemiologically linked. The new cases bring BC’s total to 10,185.

There are 1,406 active cases and 3,180 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

The number of people in hospital has decreased, with 68 individuals reported today. Nineteen of those people are in intensive care. There were no new virus-related deaths.

There was one new healthcare facility outbreak at the Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre. In total, 15 longterm care or assisted living facilities and three acute care facilities have active outbreaks.

There were no new community outbreaks. There continue to be exposure events around the province.

To read the BC Centre for Disease Control’s safer celebrations guidance, click here.

For a list of community exposure events, click here.

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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