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.
– 15 new cases, total of 2,392 cases in British Columbia.
– 372 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 1,885 people who tested positive have recovered.
– Of the total COVID-19 cases, 58 individuals are hospitalized, 12 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
- 878 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
- 1,149 in the Fraser Health region,
- 126 in the Island Health region,
- 181 in the Interior Health region and
- 58 in the Northern Health region.
– 3 new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 135 deaths in British Columbia.
– We are transitioning into Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan slowly, with careful thought and consideration. While many of us would look to plan our summer activities well in advance, this year, with the risks of COVID-19 around us, we need to take things week by week.
– Less travel right now is what we are asking of everyone. There are so many activities and places for us to safely enjoy – close to home. Rain or shine, we can get outside and enjoy some of the best of B.C. right in our backyards.
– Top of mind for all of us needs to be: fewer faces, smaller groups, shorter time together and bigger spaces. Always thinking about location, duration and our relations will help to keep all of us safe.
– Let’s use this May long weekend as an opportunity for everyone to put our safe social interaction ‘rules’ into action. A safe path ahead is based on your personal circumstances and your actions.
– Let’s keep our curve flat and keep our province strong – together.