British Columbian health officials are expected to release new modelling data detailing the COVID-19 prevalence in BC on Monday.

Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix have scheduled a press conference at 1:30 pm PT on May 4, which will be available for live stream on CHEK’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

According to Dr. Henry, BC is not entering a new phase in its infection curve and that will be evident in the data.

The provincial health officer said, however, that the government will share more details about whom the virus is infecting.

The latest data modelling from Dr. Henry and Dix comes at the onset of a week where British Columbians are anticipating more information on reopening the province’s economy.

Last week, BC Premier John Horgan said that detailed plans were in the works to start easing economic restrictions put in place as a result of COVID-19. The province’s reopening plan is expected to be revealed in the coming days.

While British Columbians await more information on the highly-anticipated reopening plans, other provinces have started to take the first steps Monday. Each province is expected to ease restrictions from COVID-19 at a different pace.

Currently in BC, at least 2,171 residents have been infected with COVID-19, including 114 who have died. On the other side, 1,376 have fully recovered.

This story will be updated following the announcement from BC health officials.

Graham Cox