2nd Wave of COVID-19

Over the past few weeks, cases of COVID-19 have been on the rise across BC. Although we have been managing through the pandemic relatively well, CVS is trying to stay on top of the curve and plan accordingly for a 2nd wave.

We found this article from the CBC interesting and encourage you to read it in your own planning.

The story highlights that British Columbia's COVID-19 curve is now climbing at a higher rate than the initial outbreak in March, and new provincial modelling shows BC could see a second wave bigger than the first by September.

The province's contact tracing efforts, however, could temper that growth, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday, after announcing 78 new COVID-19 transmissions.

As restrictions have eased, Henry said, the number of contacts people are having are about 70% of normal, despite the province recommending people keep their contacts to 60% to avoid a resurgence of cases.

Officials believed B.C. was at 30% of its regular interactions in Phase 1 of its restart plan, when many non-essential services closed. At the current 70% contact rate, daily cases could climb to 100 by September, according to the modelling. Although we are on an upwards trend it does not mean it has to turn out this way. We have the ability to flatten the curve as we did earlier this year.

To read more of this story, visit cbc.ca.