Since the last report, there have been 8 new test-positive cases in B.C. and one epi-linked. As of June 4, 2020, B.C. is reporting epi-linked cases, meaning people who were never tested but were presumed to have COVID-19 because they developed symptoms and were close contacts of a laboratory-confirmed case.
- Total confirmed cases in B.C. since the pandemic began: 2,783
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 950
- Fraser Health: 1,441
- Island Health: 130 (no change)
- Interior Health: 197
- Northern Health: 65
- Hospitalized cases: 10
- Intensive care: 5
- No more loved ones have died (total deaths in BC to date: 168)
- Active cases: 190 (185 previously)
- Recovered: 2,425 (2,442 previously)
- 173,607 individuals have been tested as of June 18, 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 above statistics, their statement included the following:
“There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. In total, six long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care facility have active outbreaks.
“There have been no new community outbreaks and the outbreak at Nature’s Touch Frozen Fruits has been declared over. Public health teams continue to provide support for the three remaining community locations.
“Of the new cases announced today, one adult has been linked to a small, independent school in the Fraser Health region. Public health teams are actively investigating, close contacts have been notified and as a precautionary measure, the school has ceased in-class learning for the balance of the year.
“As the new health-care outbreaks demonstrate, COVID-19 can quickly spread, often undetected, resulting in multiple cases in multiple locations.
“While public health teams are working hard to contain further spread, this is a challenge that we will continue to face for the foreseeable future until we are able to fully stop COVID-19 in our province.
“What we can do to reduce the risk for everyone is to maintain our vigilance to even mild illness and always, without question, stay home from work or school and stay away from others if you are feeling ill.
“Our seniors and Elders are most vulnerable to serious illness from COVID-19, which is why a number of precautions are in place for long-term care facilities. However, we understand that these restrictions, in particular the limit on visitors, comes at a high cost for residents and their loved ones.
“Every person who enters a facility increases the likelihood for virus to enter with them, regardless of the safety precautions that are taken. This is the challenge we face.
“Our approach is to move forward slowly, with caution. Our hope is that, like many parts of our economy and our province, we will be able to modify our approach and ease restrictions once the risk to our Elders and seniors has reduced and it is safe to do so.
“Whether at work, out shopping or visiting a friend, using all of the layers of protection is the best approach. Maintaining a safe physical distance, using barriers, having clear policies for employees and finally, as a last layer, using a cloth face covering.
“Our strength and our safety lie in adopting multiple layers to keep COVID-19 low and slow. To do that, let’s continue to work together, to take care of each other and do our part.”
Access the BC COVID-19 dashboard for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more: