B.C. health officials to reveal new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

BC to reveal COVID-19 #'s

After a jump in COVID-19 cases in the Interior Health region over the last several days, B.C. Health officials will be updating the latest on COVID-19 cases in the province Wednesday.

Unlike her usual livestreamed press conferences where Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix provide details and answer follow up questions today's information will be written only.

At Tuesday's press conference Dr. Henry announced there were 13 new cases of the coronavirus.

The news followed a recent exposure event in Downtown Kelowna over the past several weeks which resulted in 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far.

CTV News Vancouver is also reporting that Dr. Henry also spoke about the need for airlines to improve screening procedures, cancellation policies, and the sharing of information. This after several flights which have since been identified as having COVID-19 confirmed passengers onboard.

The flights originated from Kelowna and Montreal as well as Dallas and San Francisco.

“All the airlines need to have processes in place to screen out people,” Henry said.

Henry also called for common sense when dealing with travel, cancellations and self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.

“If we are not feeling well, we need to have the ability to postpone or change our flights,” Henry said. “From the airline perspective, making sure we have flexible policies.”

-with files from CTV News Vancouver


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