Joint statement on Province of B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates
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. Read the full statement here.
- 35 new cases, total of 1,445 cases in British Columbia.
- Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19:
- 642 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
- 558 are in the Fraser Health region,
- 84 are in the Island Health region,
- 135 are in the Interior Health region and
- 26 are in the Northern Health region.
- 3 new COVID-19 related deaths
- 905 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and no longer require isolation.
- 134 individuals are hospitalized and 63 of those in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
- In the middle of a holiday weekend, we are encouraged that people are staying home and avoiding putting unnecessary strain on our smaller, rural and remote communities. This is how we can continue to support and protect our loved ones, our Elders and our health-care workers.
- International travellers returning to British Columbia are required to complete a self-isolation plan and self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. This process is now in place at B.C.’s land and air borders to protect us all.
- This is the time for all of us to stay strong in our commitment to flatten the curve – to do all that we can to support one another so we can all succeed in this goal.