For the first time, a Monday update announced four figures worth of new COVID-19 cases over the weekend.
Since Friday, there have been 1,120 new cases.
The Saturday-Sunday numbers are a new one-day record in the province.
Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr. Reka Gustafson took over her boss’ duties for the day, namely Dr. Bonnie Henry, who is taking a few days off.
“These numbers are concerning for all of us,” said Dr. Gustafson.
36 of the new cases were in the Interior Health region. Around 75% of the new cases occurred in Fraser Health Authority.
There were six new deaths over the weekend.
There have no been a total of 15,501 COVID-19 cases in BC.
BC is entering its eleventh month of the pandemic.