Nine new COVID-19 cases, for a total of 2,550 cases in BC

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, issued joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia.

“Today, we are announcing nine new cases, for a total of 2,550 cases in British Columbia. There are 244 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,144 people who tested positive have recovered."

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Of the total COVID-19 cases, 37 individuals are hospitalized, seven of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 899 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,267 in the Fraser Health region, 127 in the Island Health region, 194 in the Interior Health region and 63 in the Northern Health region."

There have been no new health-care outbreaks. In total, 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care unit have active outbreaks. Public health teams continue to provide support for community outbreaks at federal corrections facilities, the processing facilities in the poultry sector and for individuals connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

“We are moving forward carefully into Phase 2, assessing our progress week by week, and we are encouraged by what we have seen so far. COVID-19 has a two-week incubation period, which means any new cases that are a result of the easing of restrictions will start to appear over the coming week."

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