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New COVID-19 cases in B.C. drop to lowest level since last fall

Provincial health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.
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May 26, 2021 - 4:13 PM

The number of daily new COVID-19 cases continues to drop in B.C., with 250 recorded in the last 24 hours, the lowest daily total since late October.

The numbers in the Interior Health region, on the other hand, remained relatively high at 40, according to a joint statement issued today, May 26, by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix

The low numbers come at a time when B.C. has started to open up again.

“B.C.'s Restart plan provides a clear path for our future; one that will allow us to move forward and safely resume activities that have been on hold, without compromising the progress we have made in reducing COVID-19 community transmission,” Dr. Henry and Dix said in the statement. “Every day, we’re getting closer to where we want to be.”

Of the new cases, 109 were in the Fraser Health region, 84 in Vancouver Coastal, nine on Vancouver Island and eight in the Northern Health region.

There were three more deaths, bringing the provincial total to 1,683.

There are 3,580 active cases in B.C. with 296 people in hospital, 97 of whom are in intensive care.

There have been almost three million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines injected into B.C. residents’ arms. Health officials continue to encourage people aged 12 and up to get vaccinated as soon as they can.

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

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