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COVID-19 cases jump again in Kane County on Tuesday

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In a joint statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix reported 2,730 people are under public health monitoring.

Clark County continues to see positive progress with COVID-19 transmission rates, but the county's highest-ranking health official still has concerns.

Officials had no new COVID-19 fatalities to report, leaving B.C.'s death toll at 203.

No new health-care facility outbreaks were reported or community outbreaks. Right now, there are 10 active outbreaks in long-term care and assisted living facilities, and two in acute care units of hospitals. They're asking the community for patience, and stress they are returning calls as soon as possible.

Updated exposure events are listed on the B.C. Centre for Disease Control website.

"School will be new for everyone this year - just as how we spend time with friends and how we operate our businesses has required a different way of doing things than we have ever done before", Dix and Henry said. Dix and Henry said it's understandable many people are feeling more anxious about the virus when it comes to the well-being of their families.

"69 per cent males and 31 per cent of females have dies due to COVID-19".

Students are expected to return to B.C. schools on September 10 for two days of health and safety orientation.

While Clark County is encountering positive COVID-19 news, Melnick said Public Health is still having challenges in contacting confirmed cases and close contacts of confirmed cases.

In total, there have been 145 cases reported in residents younger than 20, 297 in their 20s, 178 in their 30s, 148 in their 40s, 141 in their 50s, 85 in their 60s, 61 in their 70s and 69 older than 80.

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