Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tuesday COVID update features few cases and No reported deaths over last 24 hours

The numbers of COVID cases in British Columbia were at a familiar level once again today with 11 new cases reported on the day, making for a total of 2,541 cases in British Columbia since the pandemic broke out.

From today's review from Doctor Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix it was noted that there are 258 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,122 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.

897 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,261 in the Fraser Health region, 127 in the Island Health region, 194 in the Interior Health region and 62 in the Northern Health region, a constant number for the last few days.

The Doctor and Minister Dix had more good news to share on the day, with the first day in recent time where there were no deaths to report.

 “There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths in the last day. There has been a total of 161 deaths in British Columbia and we offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic."

Holding towards awareness was the main theme to wrap up the message of the day, with a dedication for all to work towards slowing the spread of the virus in the province.

“We know that COVID-19 continues to be in all of our communities and will be for some time. We also know that transmission occurs when in close contact with others, so the measures we have in place are the best things we can do to slow the spread of the virus. 

While we have worked hard to flatten our curve, as we increase our social interactions and spend more time with others, we may see an increase in new cases. This is because the illness often can be mild or asymptomatic in the early stages, which means people may not realize they are sick. “The faster we can identify and trace new cases, the better we will all be – especially as we ease restrictions. 

Public health contact tracing follows the transmission trail to quickly alert close contacts to take precautions and break the chain. “We can help our public health teams and support each other by keeping our household bubbles small. We can also do our own ‘contact tracing’ by paying attention to where we are going each day and who we are seeing. 

As we go forward, our ‘new normal’ is different and will be for some time. We all have a role to play to be successful in B.C. and it relies on our shared commitment and effort. Bigger spaces with fewer faces will keep all of us safe.”

You can review the Tuesday 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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