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 47 new cases, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 3,834 cases in British Columbia.
"There are 351 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,288 people who tested positive have recovered.
"Currently, nine individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, six 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 1,132 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 2,015 in the Fraser Health region, 146 in the Island Health region, 384 in the Interior Health region, 91 in the Northern Health region and 66 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
"There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths for a total of 195 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, three long-term care or assisted living facilities have active outbreaks.