BC reports no new coronavirus-related deaths for fourth day in a row

Jun 9 2020, 3:28 pm

BC health officials confirmed 10 new coronavirus cases in the province on Tuesday, but for the fourth day in a row, said there have been no new deaths in connection with the virus.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said broken down by health region, there are 908 known cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,370 in Fraser Health, 130 on Vancouver Island, 195 in Interior Health, and 66 in Northern Health.

The number of active cases currently totals 183, with 16 of those cases in hospitals, and four of those in ICU.

Henry also noted that there are no new community outbreaks and no long-term care outbreaks.

The total number of recorded cases in the province now sits at 2,669, and a total of 2,319 cases are now considered fully recovered.

On Monday, Henry announced that while 29 new cases had been identified in the province since Friday, there had not been a single coronavirus-related death in the same time period.

And while the numbers in BC continue to be encouraging, Henry cautioned on Tuesday that people shouldn’t get too comfortable or overly confident yet.

“While in recent weeks the number of new cases in B.C. has been low, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over – in British Columbia and around the world,” she said. “The global case count continues to rise and many regions are facing a resurgence in cases.”

In fact, she said, Monday marked “the highest single day for new cases globally.”

COVID-19, said Henry, “has clearly shown us that we are all connected; the virus recognizes no borders.”

As such, Henry reminded people that “we need to watch closely what is happening globally and in BC, and we need to do all we can to protect our communities and our province.”

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