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 834 new cases of COVID-19, including three epi-linked cases, for a total of 34,728 cases in British Columbia.
"There are 8,941 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 337 individuals currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 79 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
"Currently, 10,201 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 24,424 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, 529 new cases in the Fraser Health region, 20 in the Island Health region, 66 in the Interior Health region, 45 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
"There have been 12 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 469 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We have had three new health-care facility outbreaks at Royal City Manor, West Coast General Hospital and Saanich Peninsula Hospital. The outbreaks at Cottage-Worthington Pavilion, Discovery Harbor Care and Orchard Manor are over.
"There have been two new community outbreaks at Cove Shelter and Millennium Pacific Greenhouses.
Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest COVID-19 figures in BC.
(Previous numbers in brackets)
New Cases – 834
Total Cases – 34,728 (33,894)
Active Cases – 8,941 (8,796)
Patients in Hospital – 337 (336)
Patients in ICU – 79 (76)
New Deaths – 12
Totals Deaths – 469 (457)
Health region breakdown of new cases
Vancouver Coastal – +174
Fraser – +529
Island – +20
Interior – +66
Northern – +45
Outside Canada – +0
More to come.