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British Columbia reports only 7 new COVID-19 cases for lowest increase in nearly 2 months

Health officials in British Columbia announced today that Tuesday saw seven new test-positive cases of COVID-19: the lowest increase in infections since mid-March. 

The province's health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported today that the total number of cases in British Columbia has hit 2,360 since January, with 397 active cases across the province

There have also been 113 recoveries since yesterday's briefing, said Henry. On top of that, there were no community outbreaks in the Province. 

So far 131 people have died of COVID-19 in British Columbia. There are still 63 patients in hospital, with 16 in intensive care units. There haven't been this few serious infections since March 24. 

B.C., whose numbers are markedly lower than more infected provinces like Ontario and Quebec, has already revealed its reopening plan, which will see healthcare services, family doctors offices, dental care, and other elective surgeries reopened by mid-May. 

The same goes for services like hair salons, retail stores, libraries, museums, restaurants, pubs, transit, sports leagues, and child care. Provincial parks are slated to be open for day trip on May 14. 

But Dr. Henry warned that all the progress the province has made with COVID-19 cases could be undone if people start to ignore public health rules and basic social distancing practices. 

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