B.C. reports 125 new cases of COVID-19, no new deaths or outbreaks

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VICTORIA — British Columbia has confirmed 125 new cases of COVID-19 in the past day.

The number of active cases ticked up by 16 to 1,284, including 72 people who are in hospital.

In a joint statement, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and deputy health minister Stephen Brown say public health workers are monitoring more than 3,200 people who were exposed to a known case. 

They say outbreaks are ongoing at 14 long-term care or assisted-living homes and three acute-care facilities.

B.C. has recorded 9,138 cases of COVID-19 so far and 7,591 people who tested positive for the illness have recovered.

There have not been any additional deaths.

The health officials say COVID-19 has put an emotional and mental strain on everyone and they're urging people to reach out and thank or engage in small kindnesses for others.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 30, 2020.

The Canadian Press