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.
- May 9-May 10: 9 new cases.
- May 10-May 11 midday: 14 new cases.
- 23 new cases since Saturday, total of 2,353 cases in British Columbia.
- 504 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 1,719 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered, 66 individuals are hospitalized, 18 of whom 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
- 873 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
- 1,118 in the Fraser Health region,
- 125 in the Island Health region,
- 180 in the Interior Health region and
- 57 in the Northern Health region.
- 1 new COVID-19 related death, total of 130 deaths in British Columbia.
- To protect our province, we had to move quickly to put the necessary orders and restrictions in place. As we now look ahead to the restart of our province, we want to move slowly and thoughtfully.
- Next week will be the beginning of Phase 2. Being patient and calm must be top-of-mind right now. A steady stream will be far more effective than a rushing river that can cause damage along the way.
- Whether an individual or business, we encourage everyone to take the time you need to think about how you are going to adapt your activities to the new ways of operating in our province.
- We need to strike the right balance with the easing of restrictions to ensure the go-forward approach is safe, practical and sustainable for the long term.
- When you reopen your business, do what is right for your business to protect yourself, your employees and your customers.
- We urge everyone to show kindness to your favourite store or hair salon owner as they adapt their business. While it may take longer, a thoughtful and measured approach will keep you safer.
- We can safely restart our province with everyone working together, supporting each other with patience and care. It is in our hands to make that happen.