Latest News
Stay up to date with news and alerts for Merritt and the Nicola Valley

bc news

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 announcing 10 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,878 cases in British Columbia. This total includes a data correction of one case from yesterday's report.

"There are 159 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,545 people who tested positive have recovered.

"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 17 individuals are hospitalized, five of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

"Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 969 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,514 in the Fraser Health region, 131 in the Island Health region, 199 in the Interior Health region and 65 in the Northern Health region.

"There has been one new COVID-19 related death in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 174 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks and the outbreak at Nicola Lodge has been declared over. In total, five long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility have active outbreaks.

"There have been no new community outbreaks. Public health teams continue to provide support for the two remaining community locations.

Pin It