BC reports just a single new case of coronavirus in the province

Jun 5 2020, 11:24 pm

British Columbia health officials have announced there is just one new case of coronavirus in the province as of Friday afternoon.

A written statement from BC Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said this case brings the province’s total count to 2,632.

“Today, we are announcing one new case, for a total of 2,632 cases in British Columbia. One case from yesterday’s total was removed due to a data correction,” the statement said. “There are 193 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,272 people who tested positive have recovered.”

And of the total number of COVID-19 cases, “21 individuals are hospitalized, five of whom are in intensive care.”

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 908 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,335 in the Fraser Health region, 130 in the Island Health region, 195 in the Interior Health region and 64 in the Northern Health region.

And as of Friday, there has also been one new COVID-19 related death in the Fraser Health region, “for a total of 167 deaths in British Columbia,” the statement noted.

“There have been no new healthcare facility outbreaks and the outbreak at the Berkley Care Centre has been declared over. In total, five long-term care or assisted-living facilities continue to have active outbreaks.”

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