Joint statement on 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.
– 121 new cases, including five epi-linked cases, total of 6,162 cases in British Columbia.
– 1,233 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 2,792 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, 4,706 people who tested positive have recovered, 31 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 12 are 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
- 2,077 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
- 3,201 in the Fraser Health region,
- 180 in the Island Health region,
- 451 in the Interior Health region,
- 174 in the Northern Health region and
- 79 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.
– one new COVID-19 related death, total of 211 deaths in British Columbia.
– one new assisted-living facility outbreak at KinVillage in the Fraser Health region and no new community outbreaks, although there continue to be community exposure events. Alerts are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website, as well as on health authorities’ websites, providing details on where the potential exposure occurred and what actions to take – whether you need to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms.
– COVID-19 continues to affect our province and this long weekend is no different. Whether you’re celebrating the Canucks game tonight or meeting friends for a barbecue or camping, let’s make it a safe, small-group long weekend.
– Get outside this weekend and enjoy your time with friends and family and outdoor activities, while protecting the more vulnerable around you.
– We must maintain a very careful balance between fun and caution this long weekend and onwards to the fall.
– Remember, we have a playbook to guide our good times on weekends to keep things fun and safe, and we can’t let our end goal out of sight: keeping COVID-19 low and slow. Your actions this weekend and every day make a difference.
– We have the tools and we can make the right choices. To be successful in this next phase, we need to step back to safely move forward. So let’s all make choices that will keep our communities, our Elders, our loved-ones and ourselves safe.