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Two new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health region, 23 provincewide

Chief provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on COVID-19 on April 2, 2020.
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May 06, 2020 - 3:15 PM

There are 23 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. bring the total number of cases to 2,255.

A joint statement from B.C.'s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said out of the 2,255 cases, 74 people are currently hospitalized and 19 of those are in intensive care. The rest are recovering at home.

There were three deaths from the virus, all in the Lower Mainland, bringing the death toll to 124 people.

There were two new cases in the Interior Health region, bringing the total to 179. There were 1,046 positive cases in the Fraser Health region, 852 in Vancouver Coastal region, 179 Vancouver Island region and 54 in the Northern Health region.

In the last day, there were no new long-term care or assisted-living facility outbreaks. In total, 17 facilities and five acute-care units have active outbreaks, with outbreaks now declared over at 17 care facilities, the statement said.

"We are not yet ready to make any changes to the measures we have in place - just this week, new outbreaks have emerged,” the statement reads. “Without continued vigilance, hot spots will quickly flare.”

To date, 1,494 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.


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