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 have 10 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,517 cases in British Columbia.
"There are 303 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,057 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.
"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 39 individuals are hospitalized, eight of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
"Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 890 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,244 in the Fraser Health region, 127 in the Island Health region, 194 in the Interior Health region and 62 in the Northern Health region.
"We are saddened to report two new COVID-19 related deaths in the Fraser Health region for a total of 157 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to the family, friends, and caregivers of these individuals, as well as to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"There have been no new health-care outbreaks in the last day. In total, 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two acute-care units have active outbreaks.
"There is one new community outbreak with five confirmed cases at Nature's Touch, a frozen fruit processing plant in Abbotsford. Public health teams are providing support and the company has closed the plant as a precaution.
Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.
(Previous numbers in brackets)
New Cases – 10
Total Cases – 2,517 (2,507)
Patients in Hospital – 39 (41)
Patients in ICU – 8 (8)
Recovered – 2,057 (2,042)
New Deaths – 2
Totals Deaths – 157 (155)
Health region breakdown;
Vancouver Coastal – 890 (888)
Fraser – 1,244 (1,236)
Island – 127 (127)
Interior – 194 (194)
Northern – 62 (62)
More to come.