Two more people have died of COVID-19 in British Columbia and 236 more people have been infected with the coronavirus over the weekend, provincial health officials announced Monday.
Of those cases, 1,419 have been in Vancouver Coastal Health.
In her update, the deputy provincial health officer said four people are in hospital, three of whom are in critical care. Another 405 have been confirmed in the Interior, and 117 up north.
Gustafrson said there were 10 active outbreaks of the disease in health-care settings, including two reported recently in the long-term care homes.
As of today, the outbreak at the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre has been declared over.
"12 of the 17 are related to attendees at the event while the remainder of them are from what is believed to be secondary exposure so people who have had close contact with individuals who had attended the event", said Eryn Collins, Northern Health Spokesperson. The outbreak, with 12 cases so far, is linked to the "It Is Time" gathering held between July 30 and August 2 in Deadwood, Alberta.
The agency is asking anyone who attended the "It Is Time Canada" event to monitor for symptoms and self-isolate if they show signs of COVID-19.
The new numbers bring the province's total to 4,594 COVID-19 cases and 198 deaths since the pandemic began.
When it comes to recoveries, 3,653 people are considered to be fully recovered.
Dr. Reka Gustafson said in the afternoon news conference 2,286 people in B.C. are now being monitored by public health officials. Limit your gatherings to small groups and hold them outside. Over 120 places have been "shut down" due to non-compliance in B.C., including many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.
Limiting gathering size in private residences to six people.