- Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
"Today, we are announcing 15 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,330 cases in British Columbia.
"Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 871 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,098 are in the Fraser Health region, 125 are in the Island Health region, 180 are in the Interior Health region and 56 are in the Northern Health region.
"We are saddened to report two new COVID-19 related deaths in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 129 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones.
"In the last day, there have been no new long-term care or assisted-living facility outbreaks. In total, 15 facilities and five acute-care units have active cases. Outbreaks have been declared over at 19 care facilities, including at Cedarbrook Chateau.
"Public health teams are also providing support for community outbreaks in the poultry sector, at the Mission Institution and with those connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.
"To date, 1,659 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.
"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 69 individuals are hospitalized and 21 of those are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.
(Previous numbers in brackets)
New Cases – 15
Total Cases – 2,330 (2,315)
Patients in Hospital – 69 (73)
Patients in ICU – 21 (20)
Recovered – 1,659 (1,579)
New Deaths – 2
Totals Deaths – 129 (127)
Health region breakdown;
Vancouver Coastal – 871 (866)
Fraser – 1,098 (1,089)
Island – 125 (125)
Interior – 180 (180)
Northern – 56 (55)
More to come.