Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
"Today, we are reporting 538 new cases of COVID-19, including nine epi-linked cases, for a total of 24,960 cases in British Columbia.
"There are 6,929 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. Currently, 217 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 59 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
"There are 9,977 people under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 17,207 people who tested positive have recovered.
"We have had 178 new cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 309 in the Fraser Health region, 12 in the Island Health region, 28 in the Interior Health region, 11 in the Northern Health region and no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
"There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 321 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We have four new health-care facility outbreaks at Cottage-Worthington Pavilion, Langley Memorial Hospital, The Residence at Clayton Heights and Windermere Care Centre.
"There has been one new community outbreak at JGC Fluor BC LNG Joint Venture, a contracted site of the LNG Canada plant and project in Kitimat.
UPDATE on IH numbers:
- IH is reporting 28 new cases overnight, for a total of 1,172
- 223 cases are active and on isolation
- Two people are in hospital with one in ICU.
- Total number of deaths in IH remains at three.
New restrictions can be found here - https://q101.ca/news/15848-new-covid-19-restrictions-imposed
Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest COVID-19 figures in BC.
(Previous numbers in brackets)
New Cases – 538
Total Cases – 24,960 (24,422)
Active Cases – 6,929 (6,861)
Patients in Hospital – 217 (209)
Patients in ICU – 59 (58)
New Deaths – 1
Totals Deaths – 321 (320)
Health region breakdown of new cases
Vancouver Coastal – +178
Fraser – +309
Island – +12
Interior – +28
Northern – +11
Outside Canada – +0
More to come.