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.
– 27 new cases, total of 1,517 cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia.
– Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19:
- 658 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
- 601 are in the Fraser Health region,
- 89 are in the Island Health region,
- 141 are in the Interior Health region and
- 28 are in the Northern Health region.
– 3 new COVID-19 related deaths, total of 72 deaths in British Columbia.
– 942 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and no longer require isolation.
– 134 individuals are currently hospitalized, 58 in intensive care, and the remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
– B.C.’s COVID-19 response is about ensuring our firewall is strong, putting out any hot spots that emerge and doing all we can to support British Columbians during this pandemic.
– Physical distancing does not mean being alone or without help. It is critically important to have strong social connections in place.
– There have been incredible sacrifices made and we want you to know that what you are doing today matters. Your individual efforts make a difference in our shared well-being.
– To the many public servants who have stepped up to assist returning travellers at our land and air borders; to our health-care workers who are caring for us; to our teachers and educational assistants working in new ways to educate our children; to all British Columbians; and to the many other essential service workers who are helping British Columbians get through this, day by day, thank you for doing your part.
BC Covid-19 Response Update with information on new provincial advice and measures and new travel/federal measures.