Health officials on Monday reported 102 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. over the past 72 hours.
There were 51 cases from Friday to Saturday, 19 cases Saturday to Sunday, and 32 from Sunday to Monday. Four of the cases were epi-linked.
The 51 cases from Friday to Saturday is the highest one-day bump since April 27.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said most of the new cases have been in people in their 20s and 30s.
B.C.’s confirmed cases now total 3,300. Of those, 2,858 patients have fully recovered, or about 86 per cent.
There were no new deaths, leaving the provincial death toll at 189.
The province has 253 active cases, a 22 per cent increase from the same time last week.
Sixteen COVID-19 patients are in hospital, with four of them in intensive care.
The province has seen a rise in confirmed cases, including more than 60 linked to exposures in Kelowna over the past few weeks.
Henry asked British Columbians to be considerate of staff at restaurants and other businesses as they face a higher risk of exposure to the coronavirus.
“Don’t ask your server to bend the rules,” she said. “Rather help them by bending our curve. Ensure your groups are no larger than six people in a restaurant or a club. No table-hopping.”
Earls Restaurants confirmed Monday that three employees at their Port Coquitlam location have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and are now self-isolating.
Browns Socialhouse also announced a staffer at its Newport Village location tested positive for the virus.
There are no new cases at the Site C work camp in the Northern Health region.
A newborn infant has tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Henry confirmed Friday.
— With files from Simon LittleView link »