The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 3:00 p.m. on May 12, 2020. In the 24 hours, there have been 7 new test-positive cases in BC.
Health Minister reminds everyone that travel restrictions remain in place. The only travelling people should be doing is moving from Phase 1 to Phase 2. That’s it. Follow the rules and flatten the curve.
From the Q&A
On dating, now is the time to be careful. Follow the guidance. Do it is small and thoughtful ways. Maybe consider things like going to the park and sitting or having a picnic at a distance. If you are feeling under the weather, stay at home.
On wearing masks, they are useful when physical distancing can’t be maintained. If you have physical limitations and can’t wear a mask, perhaps go to the busier places at low traffic times. Remember that people wear masks to protect other people. If you wear a mask, still remember to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face as much as possible. Dr. Henry cautions against stigmatizing people who wear masks, and those who do not.
On visiting BC, newcomers are still required to self-isolate for 14 days. Health Minister reminds people that this is not the year to plan a cruise ship vacation. Beyond family reunification, Dr. Henry doesn’t anticipate much over-the-border travel for the foreseeable future. Given the tremendous sacrifices made by BC residents, neither Dix nor Henry wants to open up the province to a potential backslide.
On dealing with conspiracy theories and rumour, Dr. Henry maintains that the best way to deal with false information is to consistently provide accurate information, which is in part a driver behind the regular updates from Dr. Henry and Minister Dix for the duration of the pandemic so far. Don’t forward information that you haven’t fact-checked, and don’t give false information any elevated platform by reacting to it. Simply ignore. And share only accurate information.
On sports and the NHL, when there’s a plan (and there isn’t one yet), there will be an assessment and ongoing monitoring.
On kissing, this is a respiratory virus spread through droplets. If someone is sick with it, kissing can be a way of passing the virus along. If you are going to start a relationship, now is not the time for “rapid serial dating.” Choose your bubbles wisely. Your risks will increase significantly with every new exposure. We will still need to keep our germs to ourselves for a while.
The virus is still here right now. This long weekend, stay close to home, limit your exposure. Do not go into an Indigenous community unless you are invited.
- Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 2,360
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 874
- Fraser Health: 1,124
- Island Health: 125 (no change)
- Interior Health: 180
- Northern Health: 57
- Hospitalized cases: 63
- Intensive care: 16
- 1 more loved one has died (total deaths in BC to date: 131)
- Active cases: 397
- Recovered: 1,832
- 111,498 individuals have been tested as of May 8, 2020.
If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online: https://covid19.thrive.health
- If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.
NEW 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. This survey is the first of several activities that will strengthen our pandemic response and our understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 to date (social, economic, mental wellness and community wellness).” The survey will be open until May 31, 2020, and it takes about 15 minutes to complete.
For help completing the survey by phone, please call 1-833-707-1900, seven days a week between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Language interpreting services are also available for assistance with completing the survey over the phone.
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.)
- 341 new BC COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths, Nov 26, 2021
- 424 new BC COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, Nov 25, 2021
- 322 new BC COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths, Nov 24, 2021
- 324 new BC COVID-19 cases, 1 death, Nov 23, 2021
- 1,052 new BC COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths, Nov 22, 2021 (3 days)
- 497 new BC COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, Nov 19, 2021
- 468 new BC COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths, Nov 18, 2021
- 324 new BC COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths, Nov 17, 2021
- 338 new BC COVID-19 cases, 1 death, Nov 16, 2021
- 1,270 new BC COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths, Nov 15, 2021 (3 days)
- 992 new BC COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths, Nov 12, 2021 (2 days)
- 555 new BC COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths, Nov 10, 2021
- 500 new BC COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, Nov 9, 2021
- 1,438 new BC COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths, Nov 8, 2021 (3 days)
- 549 new BC COVID-19 cases, 1 deaths, Nov 5, 2021
- 596 new BC COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths, Nov 4, 2021
- 430 new BC COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths, Nov 3, 2021
- 406 new BC COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, Nov 2, 2021
- 1,375 new BC COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths, Nov 1, 2021 (3 days)
- 584 new BC COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths, Oct 30, 2021
- 758 new BC COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths, Oct 28, 2021
- 609 new BC COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, Oct 27, 2021
- 457 new BC COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, Oct 26, 2021
- 1,618 new BC COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths, Oct 25, 2021 (3 days)
- 649 new BC COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths, Oct 22, 2021
- 715 new BC COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths, Oct 21, 2021
- 696 new BC COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths, Oct 20, 2021
- 560 new BC COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, Oct 19, 2021
- 1,846 new BC COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths, Oct 18, 2021 (3 days)
- 667 new BC COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths, Oct 15, 2021