COVID-19: 4 new cases in B.C., no new cases in Island Health

COVID-19: 4 new cases in B.C., no new cases in Island Health

B.C. Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, are reporting four new cases of COVID-19 as of May 29.

None of the new cases are in Island Health. The health region’s total since the pandemic began remains at 127.

No new deaths from COVID-19 have occurred over the last 24 hours, according to health officials. The death toll remains at 164.

There have now been a total of 2,562 cases in B.C. Of those, 2,170 people have recovered and 228 are still active.

Thirty-four people are in hospital with COVID-19 (one more than May 28) and six are in intensive care (no change from May 29).

Elsewhere in B.C., there have been 900 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 1,277 in Fraser Health, 195 in Interior Health and 63 in Northern Health.

There have also been no new health-care facility outbreaks. A total of 15 long-term care or assisted living facilities and one acute-care unit have active outbreaks.

Dix and Henry released a statement with the latest numbers on May 29. They did not hold a news conference.

In their statement, they reminded the public of WorkSafeBC’s COVID-19 guidance.

“WorkSafeBC is the first stop when looking for the latest information and guidance for your workplace. Check the website frequently or call the WorkSafeBC Prevention Information Line at 1 888 621-SAFE, as new information is added every day,” Dix and Henry said.

The also commended the federal government’s decision to ban cruise ships carrying 100 or more passengers until October.

“This is the right thing to do for our country and our province right now to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into our coastal communities,” Henry and Dix said.

“Easing restrictions can be done only after thoughtful consideration. Our focus and priority are the health and safety of all British Columbians. With your help and all of us doing our part, we will get through this storm together.”

To see a breakdown of B.C.’s COVID-19 numbers by day, visit the BC COVID-19 dashboard.

Researchers with Johns Hopkins University and Medicine say the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases globally is more than 5.8 million, with more than 363,000 deaths.


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