BC has now gone a full week without a coronavirus-related death

Jun 19 2020, 3:37 pm

On Friday, British Columbia health officials announced seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total to 2,790 cases.

In a written statement, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported there are 178 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,444 people who tested positive have recovered.

“Of the total COVID-19 cases, 11 individuals are hospitalized, six of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.”

Henry said that broken down by health region, there are 952 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,446 in Fraser Health, 130 on Vancouver Island, 1957 in Interior Health, and 65 in Northern Health.

“There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths for a total of 168 deaths in British Columbia,” the statement said.

There have also been no new healthcare facility outbreaks. In total, six long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute care facility have active outbreaks.

As well, there have been no new community outbreaks. Public health teams continue to provide support for the three remaining community locations.