Since the last report, there have been 10 newly registered COVID-19 cases in B.C.
- Total confirmed cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 2,878
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 969
- Fraser Health: 1,514
- Island Health: 131 (no change)
- Interior Health: 199
- Northern Health: 65
- Hospitalized cases: 17
- Intensive care: 5
- One more loved one has died (total deaths in BC to date: 174)
- Active cases: 159 (179 previously)
- Recovered: 2,545 (2,517 previously)
- 185,759 individuals have been tested as of June 25, 2020.
If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online. If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia. In addition to the statistical information (provided in brief above), they noted the following:
“This morning, the First Nations Health Authority shared the latest data on COVID-19 among First Nations people in B.C., with 87 First Nations individuals having tested positive for COVID-19 through June 14, 2020.
“The low impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous peoples in B.C. that we have seen so far is a result of ongoing collaboration and an unwavering commitment by community and health leaders to put appropriate measures in place to protect communities.
“The enhanced measures and additional support that are now in place, especially for rural and remote communities, will help to keep everyone safe until an effective treatment or vaccine is available.
“While we are encouraged by this outcome, we recognize that the result has come with hardship. The need to put aside important cultural gatherings to maintain a safe physical distance and to limit visitors has had a great social, mental and economic impact on many. It also reminds us of the resilience that First Nations communities continue to display in the face of hardships.
“Like all of us, communities need to assess the risks and do what is right for them. A slow and cautious approach has allowed us to flatten the curve and will keep us safe in the months ahead.
“We have seen that by working together, we can ensure the right tools and resources are in place to provide the care and support needed to effectively respond to COVID-19.
“Every day that we do our part and take steps to protect our families, Elders and loved ones makes a difference. Let’s keep going.”
Access the BC COVID-19 dashboard for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more: