New COVID-19 cases in British Columbia dipped below 400 for the first time in more than a week on Thursday, but health officials suggested it will still be sometime before the province eases restrictions.
At a live briefing, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported 395 cases, along with 10 additional deaths.
She also said the province’s ‘R-value,’ which expresses how many people someone with COVID-19 infects on average, had climbed worryingly over one.
“What this tells us is that every person on average who’s infected is spreading to more than one other person — this is something we need to watch and be careful,” Henry said.
The development opened the door to potential for “rapid growth if we’re not careful,” she added.
Both the seven-day rolling average of new cases and the percentage of tests coming back positive have also climbed in recent weeks, Henry said.
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