Number of Cases Decrease on Vancouver Island
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Photo supplied by BC Government Flickr)
Public health officials have announced 30 new COVID19-confirmed cases today, bringing the total to three thousand 328.
No new deaths are being reported, the death toll remains at 189.
A data correction has been made, and Vancouver Island is reporting 140 cases, not the 142 reported yesterday.
Despite the data correction resulting in the number of cases decreasing on Vancouver Island, Dr. Bonnie Henry said, “There are several community exposure events and one active community outbreak. Public health teams are actively contact tracing and requesting the assistance of anyone who may have been exposed to monitor themselves closely and follow public health guidance.”
“We can stop transmission by seeing fewer people, only spending time with people we know, keeping a safe distance from others, and using a mask when that is difficult. Let’s continue to follow these rules for safe social interactions,” said Dr. Henry.
There are 266 active cases in the province, 15 people are in hospital, and three are in intensive care.
The recovery rate is north of 86 percent, as 2,873 people have fully recovered from Coronavirus.
COVID19 Cases by Health Region:
Fraser Health – 1,731
Vancouver Coastal Health – 1,043
Interior Health – 291
Island Health – 140
Northern Health – 69
Residing outside Canada – 54