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 29 new cases, for a total of 3,591 cases in British Columbia.
"There are 242 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,155 people who tested positive have recovered.
"Of the total COVID-19 cases, five individuals are hospitalized, two 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 1,076 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,865 in the Fraser Health region, 143 in the Island Health region, 360 in the Interior Health region, 86 in the Northern Health region and 61 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
"There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 194 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. There is one long-term care facility and one acute-care facility with active outbreaks.
Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.
(Previous numbers in brackets)
New Cases – 29
Total Cases – 3,591 (3,562)
Active Cases - 242 (259)
Patients in Hospital – 5 (6)
Patients in ICU – 2 (2)
Recovered – 3,155 (3,109)
New Deaths – 0
Totals Deaths – 194 (194)
Health region breakdown;
Vancouver Coastal – 1,076 (1,071)
Fraser – 1,865 (1,846)
Island – 143 (143)
Interior – 360 (356)
Northern – 86 (86)
Outside Canada – 61 (60)
More to come.