BC health officials announce 33 new coronavirus cases, one more death

May 1 2020, 3:19 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced 33 new test-positive coronavirus cases and another death as a result of COVID-19.

In a statement released Friday afternoon, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said the total number of recorded cases in the province now sits at 2,145.

Broken down by health region, there are 823 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 978 in Fraser Health, 121 on Vancouver Island, 174 in Interior Health, and 49 in Northern Health.

“We are saddened to report one new COVID-19 related death in the Fraser Health region, for a total of 112 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones,” reads the statement.

Out of the total number of cases, 79 people are in hospital, with 24 of them in intensive care. A total of 1,357 people are now considered fully recovered.

Today’s statement also gave an update on community cases. There are now 52 employees confirmed positive at Superior Poultry in Coquitlam, and 35 employees confirmed positive at United Poultry in Vancouver.

“Of note, the United Poultry case number has been decreased, correcting a reporting error in yesterday’s report,” said officials.

There are now 133 inmates and staff at the Mission Institution federal correctional centre confirmed to have the virus.

Additionally, there have been no new long-term care or assisted-living facility outbreaks. Currently, 21 facilities and three acute-care units are dealing with active outbreaks.