UPDATE on IH numbers:
- IH is reporting 49 new cases since Monday, for a total of 1,356.
- 302 cases are active and on isolation
- Two people are in hospital. None in ICU.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, 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 941 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, for a total of 28,348 cases in British Columbia.
"There are 7,732 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 284 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 61 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
"Currently, 10,283 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 19,605 people who tested positive have recovered.
"Since we last reported, we have had 174 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 678 in the Fraser Health region, 11 in the Island Health region, 49 in the Interior Health region, 29 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
"There have been 10 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 358 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We need to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our province and that needs to happen now. That is why we have paused all gatherings, events and indoor group fitness activities.
"That is also why everyone, young and old, needs to pause their social interactions and increase their layers of protection and stay within their local communities as much as possible.
From the BC CDC;
941 new cases *Daily record
49 new cases in the Interior
284 in hospital
61 in ICU
10 new deaths
Still waiting for a statement from Dr. Henry