On the first day of classes for students across the province, BC has broken the record for both active case count and a single increase.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 6,691 British Columbians have been infected with COVID-19 and 5,086 people who tested positive have recovered.
At Valley hospitals, Geisinger Danville remains with nine patients, Geisinger Shamokin remains with six, and Evangelical Community Hospital is down to five patients.
"I think it is important to recognize all the work done by educators, principals, parents to get schools ready this year", she said.
State College Area School District transitioned to remote learning September 4 after Centre County reached the "substantial" level of community transmission, according to the state Education Department.
Olenek said during the meeting she "pressed" the IDPH to report the raw data because her department was receiving several inquiries about how the positivity rate is calculated.
Right now, there are 13 active outbreaks in long-term care and assisted living and three in acute care units of hospitals. Sheridan County has experienced 1 death related to the virus.
"Remember that we're engaging in more social interactions", health minister Adrian Dix said. The county's recovery rate is at 96%.
"That is the warning sign for us, they go together".
The rule of thumb should be to "stick to six" - the same six people - for any get-together, especially when it's taking place inside, Dix said.
"Those are the things we want to avoid". "We're already exhausted and there is a long way to go", Dix said.
Henry said numerous cases in the north are still related to the religious gathering in Alberta through the transmission of the virus.
"We've seen that happen with influenza outbreaks, we've seen that happen in other parts of the world where schools reopened", Henry said.
She said this is the balance that will keep our communities healthy and resilient.
Rather, "it may be that some of the learning group may have to be quarantined, depending on what type of exposure happened, and that would be part of the investigation that each health authority will do with the school". Billy Samuels, deputy fire chief for the Clark County Fire Department said that the county only collected 2,300 tests on Wednesday, compared to 4,200 tests a day two months ago.