Since the last report, there have been 12 new test-positive cases in BC.
- Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 2,479
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 887
- Fraser Health: 1,223
- Island Health: 126
- Interior Health: 183
- Northern Health: 60
- Hospitalized cases: 43
- Intensive care: 8
- 3 more loved ones have died (total deaths in BC to date: 152)
- Active cases: 307 (down from 317 yesterday)
- Recovered: 2,020 (up from 2,001 yesterday)
- 126,326 individuals have been tested as of May 20, 2020.
If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online. If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.
SURVEY “BC COVID-19 SPEAK: Your story, our future is a population health survey to elicit citizen experience, knowledge and actions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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:
“Today, we have 12 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,479 cases in British Columbia.
“There are 307 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,020 people who tested positive have recovered.
“Of the total COVID-19 cases, 43 individuals are hospitalized, eight of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
“Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 887 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,223 in the Fraser Health region, 126 in the Island Health region, 183 in the Interior Health region and 60 in the Northern Health region.
“We are saddened to report three new COVID-19 related deaths, one in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and two in the Fraser Health region, for a total of 152 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to the family, friends and caregivers of these individuals, as well as to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There have been no new health-care outbreaks, and the outbreak at the Windermere Care Centre has now been declared over. In total, 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care units have active outbreaks.
“The Mountain Institution, a federal corrections facility, has one confirmed case of COVID-19 in an inmate who had recently transferred from the Matsqui Institution. Fraser Health public health teams are investigating and assisting at both facilities.
“The outbreak at United Poultry has been declared over. Public health teams continue to provide support at the remaining community outbreaks, including at the Oppenheimer Group, those in the poultry sector, at the Mission Institution and with those connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.
“Our priority is the health and safety of British Columbians. Our personal circumstances are unique, but the actions we can take to protect each other and ourselves are the same.
“As we progress safely into Phase 2 of BC’s Restart Plan, we can all learn from the many people who have been working so hard to provide essential services, while keeping themselves and their households safe.
“One example is the use of non-medical masks or cloth face coverings. As we have seen on public transit or in a barbershop, a non-medical mask keeps our droplets in and provides an extra layer of protection for people around us when it is difficult to keep a safe physical distance or when services require people to be in close contact for periods of time.
“We must also continue to move slowly and with caution, and this is the approach that is being taken as child care centres reopen and schools resume some in-class learning.
“Schools have strict protocols for enhanced infection prevention and workplace health and safety. Safe physical distancing measures will be in place, and anyone who is ill will not be allowed into any school.
“Like all illnesses that can be transmitted through close contact, school communities are notified as part of active public health contact tracing when someone in the school community has a confirmed case. Any close contacts who are susceptible are also required to stay home and self-isolate.
“If you are unsure or have questions, contact your family physician or 811 to help determine the best steps for you and your family.
“The provincewide survey, Your story, our future, is an opportunity to share your personal experience with COVID-19 so far. Take a few minutes to join the 290,000 British Columbians who have already completed the survey, or help someone else to do the same.
“Let’s continue to move carefully forward with kindness and compassion, and let’s make sure we are working together to keep our curve flat.”
Visit the BC COVID-19 Dashboard or click on the image below for the latest case counts and information on recoveries, deaths, hospitalizations, testing and more. (Internet Explorer users: please use the Internet Explorer version of the BC COVID-19 Dashboard.)
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- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (18 new cases), May 22, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (12 new cases), May 21, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (21 new cases), May 20, 2020
- COVID-19 Daily federal address notes the large commercial rent portal opens May 25
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (2 new cases), May 19, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily federal update sees border agreement continue, business loan eligibility expanded
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (16 new cases), May 18, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (21 new cases), May 16, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (15 new cases), May 15, 2020
- Prime Minister announces support for research staff in Canada
- COVID-19: May 15 Daily federal address – Wage Subsidy program continue through August
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (15 new cases), May 14, 2020
- Government of Canada announces new measures to support Canada’s fish harvesters
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (16 new cases), May 12, 2020
- State of emergency continues, BC to clean orphaned and decommissioned wells
- COVID-19: Daily federal update – Canada has an approved antibody test, student funding applications opens on Friday
- OPINION: Our B.C. testing strategy for COVID-19: adapting to our pandemic – Dr. Bonnie Henry
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (7 new cases), May 12, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily federal update, May 12 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (23 new cases over 48 hours), May 11, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily update, Federal Gov to be “lender of last resort” for large companies, May 11, 2020
- Canada announces additional loans support for large employers
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (15 new cases), May 9, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (29 new cases), May 8, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily federal address extends Wage Subsidy program, May 8, 2020
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (33 new cases), May 7, 2020
- COVID-19: BC announces plan for phased re-opening of the economy (plus Daily update 23 new cases)
- COVID-19: Daily Statistical update (8 new cases), May 5, 2020
- COVID-19: Provincial Modelling Update, May 4