UPDATE on IH numbers:
- Thirteen additional COVID-19 cases were reported in Interior Health overnight, bringing the total in IH since the start of the pandemic to 624.
- 47 cases are active and on isolation
- Two people are in hospital. One person is in ICU
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
"Today, we are reporting 167 new cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 11,854 cases in British Columbia.
"There are 1,688 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 4,156 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 9,871 people who tested positive have recovered.
"Currently, 69 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 18 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 4,175 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 6,366 in the Fraser Health region, 244 in the Island Health region, 624 in the Interior Health region, 357 in the Northern Health region and 88 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
"There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 254 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.