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Number of COVID-19 cases rise by 11 in Interior Health region

Dr. Bonnie Henry
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May 22, 2020 - 5:17 PM

Interior Health saw a double-digit jump in the number of diagnosed cases of COVID-19 today, May 22, but it’s not cause for concern, say officials.

Yesterday provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 183 diagnosed cases in the Interior Health region and today the number is 194.

“The discrepancy between new cases and total cases with the Interior Health and Island Health regions reported today are a data consolidation to reflect COVID-19 cases based on where individuals reside, even if they were not in the health authority during their illness,” reads a statement from Dr. Henry.

"Nine of the cases in Interior Health and one case in Island Health are individuals associated with the Kearl Lake outbreak, who completed their self-isolation in Alberta and have since recovered.”

Across the province there were 18 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,507 since the pandemic began.

There are 310 active cases and 2,042 people who tested positive have recovered.

Currently, 41 individuals are hospitalized, and eight of them are in intensive care.

There were three new COVID-19 related deaths in the Fraser Health region, for a total of 155 deaths in British Columbia

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