Friday, May 29, 2020

Just four cases and no deaths to report as part of Friday COVID update from BC government

As British Columbians prepare to head towards the last weekend of May, Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix shared some positive news when it comes to the ongoing response to the COVID pandemic.

With both of the province's health officials making note of only Four new cases on the day, making for a total of 2,562 cases in British Columbia.

There are 228 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,170 people who tested positive have recovered.

Also of  significant note from the reports from provincial health authorities was that from the total number COVID-19 cases, 34 individuals remain hospitalized, with only six still in intensive care.

The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Across those Health Authorities it was observed that 900 cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,277 in the Fraser Health region, 127 in the Island Health region, 195 in the Interior Health region and 63 in the Northern Health region, the same number recorded on Thursday.

 The positive theme of the day continued as Doctor Henry observed that “There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths in the last day, for a total of 164 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Both officials also made note of the news today that the Federal Government has decided to extend the restriction on cruise ship port calls in BC until October, something both stated was welcome news.

“We commend the federal government’s decision to maintain the restrictions on cruise ships in Canadian waters until October. This is the right thing to do for our country and our province right now to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into our coastal communities. 

Easing restrictions can be done only after thoughtful consideration. Our focus and priority are the health and safety of all British Columbians. With your help and all of us doing our part, we will get through this storm together.”

You can review the Friday update here.

The BC Centre for Disease control has some valuable Coronavirus notes related to COVID-19 you can explore that information here.

You can learn more about the outbreak from both the Province and the Federal government from the links below:

Federal Government site

British Columbia Government site

The World Health Organization website also offers up the latest advisories on the global situation.

More from  Northern Health can be reviewed here 

You can review our archive of past statements and local information here.

Local governments and organizations have also provided for increased awareness of COVID-19 issues, the string of statements that came quickly at the end of the week can be reviewed here.

For notes from across Canada and British Columbia we have been archiving the latest items through our political portal Darcy McGee

Ottawa Observations

Victoria Viewpoints

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