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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 13 new cases, for a total of 3,128 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 209 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,730 people who tested positive have recovered.

"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 14 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 1,015 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,649 in the Fraser Health region, 135 in the Island Health region, 212 in the Interior Health region, 65 in the Northern Health region and 52 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

"There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 189 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. In total, two long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility have active outbreaks.

"There have been no new community outbreaks and there is one active community outbreak at Krazy Cherry Farm in the Interior Health region. Other community exposure events continue to occur, with public alerts issued as required.


Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.

(Previous numbers in brackets)

New Cases – 13

Total Cases – 3,128 (3,115)

Active Cases - 209 (208)

Patients in Hospital – 14 (14)

Patients in ICU – 5 (5)

Recovered – 2,730 (2,718)

New Deaths – 0

Totals Deaths – 189 (189)

Health region breakdown;

Vancouver Coastal – 1,015 (1,012)

Fraser – 1,649 (1,643)

Island – 135 (135)

Interior – 212 (209)

Northern – 65 (65)

Outside Canada – 52 (51)

More to come.



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