The province was close to breaking the one-day record for new COVID-19 cases from Thursday-Friday, topping out at 121.

The record was set on Aug. 28 at 124.

The new numbers have, however, broken the record for active cases in BC, at 1,233.

Only one of the new cases was in the Interior, with the majority in either the Vancouver or Fraser Valley regions.

One new death was announced.

There have been no new community outbreaks, although a new outbreak occurred at a long-term care facility in Fraser Health.

31 people are in hospital, three less than yesterday. 12 are in intensive care units.

As for the upcoming long weekend, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is reminding the public how crucial it is to not forget about social distancing.

“Whether you’re celebrating the Canucks game tonight or meeting friends for a barbecue or camping, let’s make it a safe, small-group long weekend.

“Get outside this weekend and enjoy your time with friends and family and outdoor activities, while protecting the more vulnerable around you.

“We must maintain a very careful balance between fun and caution this long weekend and onwards to the fall.

“Remember, we have a playbook to guide our good times on weekends to keep things fun and safe, and we can’t let our end goal out of sight: keeping COVID-19 low and slow. Your actions this weekend and every day make a difference.

“We have the tools and we can make the right choices. To be successful in this next phase, we need to step back to safely move forward. So let’s all make choices that will keep our communities, our Elders, our loved-ones and ourselves safe.”