New cases: 941
- Vancouver Coastal Health Region: 174
- Fraser Health Region: 678
- Island Health Region: 11
- Interior Health Region: 49
- Northern Health Region: 29
- People who reside outside of Canada: 0
Cases in B.C. since the start of the pandemic: 28,348
Active cases: 7,732
- 284 individuals hospitalized (61 in intensive care)
People under active public health monitoring: 10,283
Health care facility outbreaks:
- Valley Haven Care Home
- Little Mountain Place
“B.C.’s health-care workers are in our labs and hospitals, at our testing sites and in our communities. These people are our health-care system. They are there to support all of us without question and without pause, and we need to show that same support to them by all of us doing our part.
“We need to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our province and that needs to happen now. That is why we have paused all gatherings, events and indoor group fitness activities.
“That is also why everyone, young and old, needs to pause their social interactions and increase their layers of protection and stay within their local communities as much as possible.
“We need to ease the pressure to allow us to get over this next hurdle, and importantly, give us the ability to once again enjoy those things that are important to all of us.
“Let’s remember that every case of COVID-19 is a person who requires support and care, who may become severely ill and need to be in hospital, and whose family will experience the stress, emotional burden and for some, the tragedy, that has come with this virus.
“Let’s step up our efforts to protect our families, friends and neighbours. The time to do that is now.”