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.
- April 5: 26 new cases, for a total of 1,229 cases in British Columbia.
- April 6, 37 new cases, for a total of 1,266 cases in British Columbia.
- 63 new cases since we reported on Saturday.
- Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19:
- 586 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
- 450 are in the Fraser Health region,
- 79 are in the Island Health region,
- 128 are in the Interior Health region and
- 23 are in the Northern Health region.
- 39 COVID-19 related deaths in British Columbia.
- 783 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and no longer require isolation.
- 140 individuals are currently hospitalized, 72 of those are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
- While it is encouraging to see the overall rate of new cases in British Columbia in the last few days levelling, we also continue to see new outbreaks in the community and with vulnerable individuals.
- we must all work to ensure our firewall stays strong and remain united in our efforts to hold the line.
- British Columbians can help to flatten our curve and protect our communities by staying home as much as possible, continuing to follow physical distancing measures when out, and importantly, continuing to support loved ones and others in our communities.
- travellers returning home, do your part by following provincial and federal orders to immediately self-isolate for 14 days.
- Let’s continue to make a 100% commitment to breaking the chain of transmission.