B.C. records 269 new COVID-19 cases over three days, as active cases top 900

Health officials on Monday reported 269 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. over the past three days and one new death, as the number of active cases in the province continues to surge.

There were 109 cases from Friday to Saturday — the highest one-day total ever recorded in B.C. Eighty-one cases were reported from Saturday to Sunday, and 79 from Sunday to Monday. Five of the new cases are epi-linked.

There are now a record-high 913 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

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Officials announced one new COVID-19 death, bringing the provincial toll to 203.

The number of people in hospital with the virus has increased by five to a total of 18. Five of those patients are in intensive care.

There are 5,184 confirmed cases of the disease in B.C. Of those, 4,068 patients have fully recovered, or about 78 per cent.

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The province announced Friday that anyone caught violating B.C.’s public health rules, especially the order on large gatherings, will face fines of up to $2,000.

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Police in Victoria, B.C., arrested a man and issued a second fine early Sunday at the same apartment where officers had already doled out a $2,300 penalty to hosts of a party who allegedly broke COVID-19 regulations.

Surrey RCMP said they issued four tickets to four businesses and event organizers over the weekend for violating provincial health orders.

— With files from Amy Judd and Simon Little

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