B.C. announces rental property limits as active COVID-19 cases top 300

The number of active COVID-19 cases in British Columbia topped 300 on Thursday, as the province reported another 30 new diagnoses.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also reported another death, bringing the total number of fatalities in B.C. to 190.

Henry said people need to get serious about limiting their social interactions as cases continue to climb.

“For you and those you care for, to stay safe, we need you to keep your groups small,” said Henry, referring to the six-person group limit at restaurants as a good guideline.

“Only spend time with those you are closest to, those you know, and use your layers of protection when you are around others.”

She also announced a new public health order to limit the number of visitors to rental properties and house boats.

B.C. has now reported 3,392 cases in total, 22 of which are epi-linked.

There were 16 people in hospital as of Thursday, with three of them in critical care.

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