British Columbia’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said on Tuesday that the latest round of COVID-19 modelling data suggests the province is in a good position to reopen further under Phase 3.

Henry, alongside Health Minister Adrian Dix, revealed new numbers that showed how the spread of the coronavirus has been going up and how B.C. is trying to hold a “fine balance” to keep rates of transmission down.

“We do need to be mindful if we go too far, too quickly, we could see rapid rebound in new cases and of course that is what we are trying to prevent,” Henry said.

The latest figures suggest that British Columbians are operating at a social-interaction rate of around 65 per cent of normal. They will be used to make decisions about moving to Phase 3 under B.C.’s plan to reopen the economy.

The province also reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and one new death.

There were 2,835 confirmed cases of the disease in B.C. as of Tuesday, and the province’s COVID-19 death toll is now at 170.

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