Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Only 9 new cases of COVID recorded in BC in last 24 hours, one of which was reported by Northern Health

The COVID cases are back down to the single digits today, and the province continues to see a positive situation continue when it comes to New Case counts.

Wednesday's COVID briefing from Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix outlined that with the nine new cases today, the total amount of COVID cases in the province is now marked at 2,550 cases.

“There are 244 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,144 people who tested positive have recovered. “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."  

As for the breakdown by Health Authority, 899 case have been recorded 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, that makes for an increase of one from recent days. 

After a Tuesday free of review of COVID related deaths, today provided for news of the passing of one British Columbian over the last 24 hours.

 “There has been one new COVID-19 related death in the last day in the Fraser Health region, for a total of 162 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Doctor Henry also noted that there have been no new health-care outbreaks. In their statement the noted that in total, 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care unit have active outbreaks.

With the Province starting to expand on its BC Restart program, the next few weeks will provide health officials with a glimpse as to how the province is responding to the loosening of some public measures from the COVID response.

“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.

With this in mind, let’s continue to take advantage of parks and other activities closer to home, and look to increase social interactions only after fully considering the risks to you and your family.

Once we have a good understanding of how we are doing in mid-June, we’ll have the data we need to determine our timing for further actions.

This slow and thoughtful approach is our ‘new normal.’ It is grounded in what we know about COVID-19 today and will continue to be adapted as we learn more in the weeks and months ahead.”

You can review the Wednesday 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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