New cases: 738
- Vancouver Coastal Health region: 169
- Fraser Health Region: 443
- Island Health region: 21
- Interior Health region: 70
- Northern Health region: 35
- People who reside outside of Canada: 0
Total cases since the start of the pandemic in B.C.: 29,086
Active cases in B.C.: 7,816
- 294 individuals are hospitalized (61 in intensive care)
People under active public health monitoring: 10,270
There are no new health-care facility outbreaks.
Dr. Ross Brown, Vice President Pandemic Response from Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, will be overseeing our COVID-19 vaccine operations in B.C.
“As part of our provincewide COVID-19 response, the minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General has put a new order in place to enable enforcement of the mandatory use of masks in all indoor public spaces.
“A comprehensive list of the locations where the order applies, as well as the individuals who are exempt from this order is available at: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EMBC0061-001960
“It is important to remember that while masks are now required in many locations, not everyone is able to wear a mask. If you see someone without a mask, understand that while we are all in the same storm, each of our circumstances is unique.
“This virus is putting a strain on all of us, which is why compassion and care for others is so important right now.
“COVID-19 has meant that we all have to work a little bit harder to connect in a safe way and ensure our family, friends and neighbours know they are not alone and have the support they may need.
“Let’s work together to slow the spread of this virus and ease the strain we are all feeling by doing our part today.”