BC's Just Reported Its Highest Daily COVID-19 Case Count Ever
On Wednesday, October 21 the province reported its updated data on COVID-19 and they broke a new record.
B.C.'s second wave is officially here and since March, there have been 12,057 cases total in the province.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, said that the jump in cases is because of gatherings.
She said that lots of the new cases are "directly connected to weddings, funerals and celebrations of life — times when we traditionally gather with family and friends," in the update.
Also, the province has seen that "even small gatherings are risky right now," she said.
It's been spreading at gatherings and celebrations and then jumping to places like schools, workplaces and even health-care facilities.
There's also been a school outbreak at École de l'Anse-au-sable in Kelowna and about 160 people have to self-isolate for two weeks now as a result.
The previous highest daily case count was earlier this week on October 18 when they reported 174.