Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s provincial health officer, have jus provide an update on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia.
“Today, we announcing 122 new cases, including five epi-linked cases, for a total of 7,498 cases in British Columbia. There are 1,614 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 2,966 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases and 5,646 people who tested positive have recovered."
Currently, 60 individuals are hospitalized with COVID-19, 23 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 237 cases in the Northern Health region, 2,660 in Vancouver Coastal Health region, 3,835 in the Fraser Health region, 195 in the Island Health region, 485 in the Interior Health region and 85 cases of people who reside outside of Canada. ,
.“There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. In total, 11 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities have active outbreaks. “There have been 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.