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.
- 40 new cases, total of 1,410 cases in British Columbia.
- Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19:
- 629 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
- 539 are in the Fraser Health region,
- 84 are in the Island Health region,
- 132 are in the Interior Health region and
- 26 are in the Northern Health region.
- 5 new COVID-19 related deaths
- 879 people recovered and no longer require isolation.
- 128 individuals are hospitalized and 65 of those are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
- This holiday weekend is an important time for many British Columbians. But this is not the time to travel, unless absolutely necessary. Stay at home and be creative with how you connect and celebrate with family and friends.
- A reminder that while all BC Parks are closed, one can still enjoy some fresh air by going for walks or bike rides with your family in your neighbourhood and remembering to keep a safe distance.
- British Columbians coming home from travel are required to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival and complete a self-isolation plan.
- B.C. continues to be prepared for the event of a surge in COVID-19 cases. The 271-bed Vancouver Convention Health Centre and 80 new beds at Royal Columbian Hospital and 84 beds at Weatherby Pavilion long-term care home are set up as alternate care sites and ready to be operationalized as needed. This is a critical step to ensure that B.C. is prepared for the worst as we work for the best outcome.
- Let’s continue to stand strong – united with kindness and care.
BC Covid-19 Response Update with information on new provincial advice and measures and new travel/federal measures.