Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia. Read full statement here.
– 158 new cases, including five epi-linked cases, total of 10,892 cases in British Columbia.
– 1,496 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,608 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, 9,112 people who tested positive have recovered, 84 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 24 in intensive care and the remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
– Since the start of the pandemic, there have been
- 3,941 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
- 5,697 in the Fraser Health region,
- 237 in the Island Health region,
- 585 in the Interior Health region,
- 343 in the Northern Health region and
- 89 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
– no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 250 deaths in British Columbia.
– no new health-care facility outbreaks and no new community outbreaks. However, there continue to be exposure events around the province. Public alerts and notifications are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website and on all health authorities’ websites.
– One of the best things that we can do to protect ourselves and those around us is to pay close attention to how we are feeling, by doing our own personal health check each day. This is particularly important if we have recently spent time with people outside of our household bubble or ‘safe six.’
– If you are at all feeling unwell, be the COVID-19 champion who makes the choice to stay home and stay away from others. If you have any symptoms, contact 811 or your health-care provider to arrange for testing.
– Choosing to do the right thing helps to protect all of us and keep our loved ones, our Elders and our communities safe.