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 are providing case updates for two 24-hour reporting periods: May 30 to May 31, and May 31 to midday today.
"In the first reporting period through May 31, we had nine new cases. In the last 24 hours, we have had a further 15 new cases.
"This represents 24 new cases since we reported on Saturday, for a total of 2,597 cases in British Columbia.
"There are 225 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,207 people who tested positive have recovered.
"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 32 individuals are hospitalized, five 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 904 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,307 in the Fraser Health region, 127 in the Island Health region, 195 in the Interior Health region and 64 in the Northern Health region.
"There has been one new COVID-19 related death in the Fraser Health region, for a total of 165 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.
(Previous numbers in brackets)
New Cases – 24 *Day 1-9, Day 2-15
Total Cases – 2,597 (2,573)
Patients in Hospital – 32 (35)
Patients in ICU – 5 (5)
Recovered – 2,207 (2,181)
New Deaths – 1
Totals Deaths – 165 (164)
Health region breakdown;
Vancouver Coastal – 904 (902)
Fraser – 1,307 (1,285)
Island – 127 (127)
Interior – 195 (195)
Northern – 64 (64)
More to come.