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.
– nine new cases tested positive for COVID-19, one new epi-linked case, total of 2,669 cases in British Columbia.
– 183 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 2,319 people who tested positive have recovered.
– Of the total COVID-19 cases, 16 individuals are hospitalized, four are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
– Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been
- 908 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
- 1,370 in the Fraser Health region,
- 130 in the Island Health region,
- 195 in the Interior Health region and
- 66 in the Northern Health region.
– no new COVID-19 related deaths, total of 167 deaths in British Columbia.
– While in recent weeks the number of new cases in B.C. has been low, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over – in British Columbia and around the world.
– The global case count continues to rise and many regions are facing a resurgence in cases. Just yesterday was the highest single day for new cases globally. This is concerning for all of us.
– COVID-19 has clearly shown us that we are all connected; the virus recognizes no borders.
– We need to watch closely what is happening globally and in B.C., and we need to do all we can to protect our communities and our province.
– Here in B.C., our path forward is to minimize, manage and modify: minimize the number of new cases and close contacts, manage clusters and outbreaks with rapid contact tracing by public health teams and, as needed, modify the measures we are all following.
– To do this, continue to assess your risks with every step and take precautions to protect yourself and those around you, whether at work, at home or while traveling. Without exception, always stay home when ill and no matter where you are, continue to follow the rules for safe social interactions with fewer faces and bigger spaces.
– Let’s protect our province by protecting each other, and let’s do this by being thoughtful and understanding in our actions.