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Interior Health region’s COVID cases remain high with 60 new ones in the last 24 hours

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.
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May 28, 2021 - 3:52 PM

While B.C. as a whole seems to be getting a handle on new COVID-19 cases, that’s not the case with the Interior Health region.

In the last 24 hours, 317 new cases were recorded in B.C. That's the second lowest total in the last seven days and part of a steady decline since peak days of more than 1,000 cases in mid-April.

But, with 60 new cases, the Interior Health region’s new case total hasn't dropped much lower from its peak.

"The virus is still spreading with new cases and clusters, which is why using our layers of protection and getting vaccinated — especially in this time of transition — is so important,” says a joint statement issued today, May 28 by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

Of the new cases, 163 were in the Fraser Health region, 73 in Vancouver Coastal, five on Vancouver Island and 16 in the Northern Health region.

There were two more deaths, bringing the provincial total to 1,692.

There are 3,441 active cases in B.C. with 292 people in hospital, 79 of whom are in intensive care.

"This has been a milestone week in B.C.'s COVID-19 pandemic response,” the statement says. “Our restart plan began, our surgical renewal strategy resumed and we have started the accelerated delivery of second doses to people throughout the province. We have a roadmap and now we must stick to the path: doing what we can to further slow the spread of COVID-19 and break the chains of transmission in our communities.”

Register for vaccinations at the Get Vaccinated website here or by calling 1-833-838-2323.


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