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Events Causing COVID-19 To Rise In BC: Province Says Birthdays Are To Blame

It's not the year to have a blow-out party, according to the province after they said that it's mostly events causing COVID-19 to rise in B.C.

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.

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[...] important events like weddings, birthdays, funerals and parties have been driving this in the last few weeks.

Dr. Bonnie Henry

According to contract tracing, 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 spreading the virus to large groups of people — 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 "safe six."

"Through the choices we make, we can control the course of the pandemic," she said.

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