Jackson Tait/Staff reporter

As of February 17, it has been recorded that there are 427 new cases and 3 more deaths. “Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix say the number of hospitalized patients is at 232 and 63 people are in intensive care”.

Gleneagle Secondary student Dominic Runghen grade 10 says “people who are breaking COVID rules need to realize that by not following guidelines, it effects everyone who are.

Another Gleneagle student Carson Walker grade 10 feels people who break the rules should face punishment.

Some of the ways Runghen is maintaining his mental health during the pandemic is spending time with his family and meditating to relieve stress.

Carson Walker likes to get outside often and social with friends whenever he can. They are doing their best to ensure their own and everyone else’s safety by always wearing masks in public and only talking to people within their bubble.

Dr. Bonnie Henry say, “Most people in B.C. are doing the right thing, and we encourage everyone, in turn, to support friends and family to also continue to take precautions in their daily lives, it is not only our individual effort that make the difference but, the power of all of us working together to break the chains of transmission”.