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.
– 23 new cases of COVID-19, total of 2,255 cases in British Columbia.
– Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19:
- 852 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
- 1,046 are in the Fraser Health region,
- 124 are in the Island Health region,
- 179 are in the Interior Health region and
- 54 are in the Northern Health region.
– 3 new COVID-19 related deaths, total of 124 deaths in British Columbia.
– 7 confirmed positive cases at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, 56 at Superior Poultry in Coquitlam and 35 at United Poultry in Vancouver, 134 inmates and staff at the Mission Institution federal correctional centre, as well as 16 positive cases of COVID-19 connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.
– 1,494 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered, 74 individuals are hospitalized, and 19 of those are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.
– We are not yet ready to make any changes to the measures we have in place – just this week, new outbreaks have emerged. Without continued vigilance, hot spots will quickly flare.
– As Premier John Horgan has said, finding the right balance in this next phase of COVID-19 requires all of us to work together, to follow our playbook principles and remember the basics of keeping a safe physical distance from others, with fewer faces and open spaces.
– We must also continue to show kindness and compassion to those around us, as we remain 100% committed. It is in all of our hands. Let’s remember to wash them.