BC confirms seven new coronavirus cases, one additional death

May 12 2020, 3:12 pm

Noting she was “pleased” to share the update, BC’s Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry said on Tuesday that health officials have discovered just seven new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Monday, continuing the slowing trend in new cases.

During a press conference with BC Health Minster Adrian Dix, Henry said the latest cases bring the province’s total number of recorded cases to 2,360.

Broken down by health region, there have been 874 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,124 cases in Fraser Health, 125 in Island Health, 180 cases in Interior Health, and 57 cases in Northern Health. An additional person has now died from the virus, bringing the provincial death toll total to 131. A total of  1,832 people have recovered from their illness, as well.

There are also “no new outbreaks in long-term care homes, or community outbreaks,” Henry added.

Despite the low case count in Tuesday’s update, Dix warned that COVID-19 “isn’t going anywhere” yet.

“We cannot get ahead of ourselves,” he said. “We are still in Phase 1 of our response.”

More to come…