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 providing case updates for three 24-hour reporting periods. In the first reporting period from June 26 to June 27, we had 10 new cases. In the second reporting period from June 27 to June 28, we had 14 cases. In the last 24 hours, we have had a further two new cases.
"This represents 26 new cases since we reported on Friday, for a total of 2,904 cases in British Columbia.
"There are 153 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,577 people who tested positive have recovered.
"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 18 individuals are hospitalized, five of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
"Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 979 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,529 in the Fraser Health region, 131 in the Island Health region, 200 in the Interior Health region and 65 in the Northern Health region.
"There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths for a total of 174 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. In total, five long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute care facility have active outbreaks.
"There has been one new exposure event at Brandi's Exotic Show Lounge in the Vancouver Coastal Health region. Public health teams are actively contact tracing and have issued an alert for anyone who may have been at the premises June 21, 22, 23 and 24 between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m.
Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.
(Previous numbers in brackets)
New Cases – 26 *Day 1-10, Day 2-14, Day 3-2
Total Cases – 2,904 (2,878)
Active Cases - 153(159)
Patients in Hospital – 18 (17)
Patients in ICU – 5 (5)
Recovered – 2,577 (2,545)
New Deaths – 0
Totals Deaths – 174 (174)
Health region breakdown;
Vancouver Coastal – 979 (969)
Fraser – 1,529 (1,514)
Island – 131 (131)
Interior – 200 (199)
Northern – 65 (65)
More to come.