Provincial Well being Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says individuals ought to mood their expectations about massive outside gatherings or festivals within the subsequent few months.
This comes on the identical day it was introduced that the Honda Celebration of Gentle is cancelled for the second consecutive 12 months.
“We’ve seen that issues can occur and alter in a short time,” Henry stated throughout a press convention on Monday.
Nonetheless, she hopes that with the present vaccine trajectory BC is on, some smaller, or scaled-down outside occasions might be able to proceed.
Nonetheless, “there’s not prone to be huge occasions of any type, even outdoor, by way of this summer time, and into the autumn and winter of subsequent 12 months.”
Henry’s feedback come the identical day BC officers introduced 2,174 new test-positive COVID-19 circumstances since Friday, bringing the full variety of recorded circumstances within the province to 131,656.
Henry stated there have been 835 circumstances reported from Friday to Saturday, 671 from Saturday to Sunday, and 668 from Sunday to Monday.
Damaged down by well being area, this equates to 438 new circumstances within the Vancouver Coastal Well being area, 1,509 new circumstances within the Fraser Well being area, 61 new circumstances within the Island Well being area, 106 new circumstances within the Inside Well being area, and 60 new circumstances within the Northern Well being area.
There have been additionally 15 extra deaths over the weekend, bringing the loss of life toll to 1,596.
There are at the moment 7,327 lively circumstances of COVID-19 within the province, and 11,781 individuals are below lively public well being monitoring because of recognized publicity to identified circumstances.
At present, 474 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, 176 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining individuals with COVID-19 are recovering at dwelling in self-isolation.
Henry stated that 122,518 people who examined constructive have now recovered.