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COVID-19: Uptick in daily cases worrying, reinforces need for continued restrictions, says B.C. health officer (PHC HFH)

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B.C. is coming close to a point where COVID-19 cases could take off, experts warn

A recent five-day jump in COVID-19 cases in British Columbia, while not unexpected, is cause for concern for the province’s top health officer.

Dr. Bonnie Henry said the fact some of these cases are linked, including to an outbreak at Holy Family Hospital long-term care home in Vancouver, and that contact tracing can help track the infections, pinpointing where the cases are, gives her some optimism the province can continue to keep a handle on the pandemic.

“It was distressing to me, especially to see 25 one day. That’s way above my comfort zone,” Henry said Tuesday in a briefing with B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix.

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