BC Says That Parties & Birthdays Are Driving COVID-19 Cases Up In BC
And they have the receipts.
It's not the year to have a blow-out party, according to the province after they said that it's mostly
In her COVID-19 update on Monday, September 28, B.C.'s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry shared the latest case numbers from over the weekend.
There were 267 new cases that bring the province to a total of 8,908.
[...] important events like weddings, birthdays, funerals and parties have been driving this in the last few weeks.
Dr. Bonnie Henry
According to, it's clear what's driving cases, she said.
"The main source of COVID-19 transmission in B.C. now continues to be through events where we're socializing with others," she said.
So-called "super spreading" events, where people are unknowingly— especially when everyone is sharing food, drinks, dancing, and singing — are also causing cases to go up.
Dr. Henry asked that British Columbians to chill it with the social interactions and suggested that you could try to travel less and stay with your "."
"Through the choices we make, we can control the course of the pandemic," she said.