- 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:
"We are announcing 92 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 884 cases in British Columbia.
"Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 444 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 291 are in the Fraser Health region, 60 are in the Island Health region, 77 are in the Interior Health region and 12 are in the Northern Heath region.
"We are saddened to report another COVID-19 related death in the Vancouver Coastal region, resulting in a total of 17 COVID-19 related deaths in British Columbia.
"One new long-term care home in the Fraser Health region has a resident who has tested positive for COVID-19. There are now COVID-19 cases in 12 facilities in B.C. All are in the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health regions. Public health officials are providing support to implement outbreak protocols.
"Three hundred and ninety-six people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and no longer have isolation requirements.
"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 81 individuals are currently hospitalized, 52 of those in a hospital are in intensive care, and the remaining people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
"In recent weeks we have implemented strategic restrictions in the province; to reduce high-risk points of transmission while keeping essential activities going.
"We must be united and 100% committed to doing all we can to flatten the curve. Thank you for helping to make a difference and now, more than ever, we need you to keep it up."
Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.
(Previous numbers in brackets)
New Cases – 92
Total Cases – 884 (792)
Patients in Hospital – 81 (73)
Patients in ICU – 52
Recovered – 396 (275)
New Deaths – 1
Totals Deaths – 17 (16)
Health region breakdown;
Vancouver Coastal – 444 (391)
Fraser –291 (262)
Island – 60 (57)
Interior – 77 (70)
Northern – 12 (12)
Dr. Henry did not make any new public health orders.
More to come.