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 20 new cases, for a total of 3,028 cases in British Columbia.
"There are 175 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,667 people who tested positive have recovered.
"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 17 individuals are hospitalized, four 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 982 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,596 in the Fraser Health region, 133 in the Island Health region, 201 in the Interior Health region and 65 in the Northern Health region.
"Starting today, individuals whose primary residence is outside of Canada will be reported separately. As of today, that total is 51 cases.
"There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 186 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 – 20
Total Cases – 3,028 (3,008)
Active Cases – 175 (162)
Patients in Hospital – 17 (17)
Patients in ICU – 4 (3)
Recovered – 2,667 (2,660)
New Deaths – 0
Totals Deaths – 186 (186)
Health region breakdown; *Number adjusted to show cases from those living outside Canada but detected locally.
Vancouver Coastal – 982 (1,018)
Fraser – 1,596 (1,589)
Island – 133 (133)
Interior – 201 (203)
Northern – 65 (65)
Outside Canada- 51
More to come.