BC health officials confirmed 12 new COVID-19 cases in the province on Tuesday, along with no additional deaths related to the virus.
These latest cases bring the total number of recorded cases in the province to 2,916 according to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
In a written statement, Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix said that broken down by health region, this equates to 981 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,538 in Fraser Health, 131 on Vancouver Island, 201 in Interior Health and 65 in Northern Health.
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There are 152 active cases of coronavirus in the province, and 2,590 people who tested positive have recovered.
There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks, and the outbreak at Valhaven Home in the Fraser Health region has been declared over. In total, four long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute care facility have active outbreaks.
There have also been no new community outbreaks. Public health teams continue to provide support for the two remaining community locations.
Of the total coronavirus cases, 18 individuals are hospitalized, four of whom are in intensive care.
Earlier today, health officials announced visitors will now be allowed at long-term care homes in BC.
“Today is a positive day for all British Columbians. With the necessary pieces in place, long-term care facilities and seniors assisted-living residences can now begin allowing visitors,” noted Dix and Henry in their statement.
“British Columbians have flattened the curve, single-site staffing is in place and facilities have been given the additional resources to safely allow for seniors and Elders who have been separated from their loved ones to connect once again.”