Monday, May 18, 2020

Monday COVID Update provides for review of weekend cases and moment of reflection for death of RCAF member Captain Jennifer Casey

As has been the case for much of the last six weeks, the Monday update provides for a bit of catch up from the weekend, with Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Adrian Dix relaying the new case count totals for May 16 & 17

“Today, we are providing case updates for two 24-hour reporting periods: May 16 to May 17, and May 17 to midday today. “In the first reporting period through May 17, we had eight new cases. In the last 24 hours, we have had a further eight new cases. 

This represents 16 new cases since we reported on Saturday, for a total of 2,444 cases in British Columbia. 

There are 335 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 1,966 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the total COVID-19 cases, 47 individuals are hospitalized, 12 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation." 

When it comes to the breakdown by Health Authority, the numbers are as follows:  882 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,195 in the Fraser Health region, 126 in the Island Health region, 181 in the Interior Health region and 60 in the Northern Health region, that an increase of one from Saturday.

There were also two new COVID-19 related deaths, one in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and one in the Fraser Health region, for a total of 143 deaths in British Columbia.

"We offer our condolences to the family, friends and caregivers of these individuals, as well as to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."

The British Columbia officials also commented and extended sympathies to the family and friends of Captain Jennifer Casey of the Royal Canada Air Force, Captain Casey died in a Sunday air crash in Kamloops after one of the famed Snowbirds planes crashed upon take off.

"We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Capt. Jennifer Casey, of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Our thoughts are also with Capt. Richard MacDougall. We wish him a swift recovery from his injuries. 

Canada’s Snowbirds bring Canadians together, and the loss that felt by all us is great. We thank the Snowbirds and the Canadian Armed Forces for all that you do, and we stand beside you in sorrow and in strength."

You can review the Monday 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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