Number of COVID-19 cases rise by 11 in Interior Health region

B.C. health officials to provide update on COVID-19 cases Friday

British Columbia has 18 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,507 cases, statement on B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates, Minister of Health Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said May 22.

"And it has been a week where people have taken it slowly, but we need to remember, and these outbreaks remind us that gatherings of any kind increase the risk of transmission", she stresses, "And our public health surveillance needs to continue, and will continue to quickly identify new cases, and to find those they've been in contact with, and prevent transmission to others".

Henry said that "several hundreds" of people are now working as contact tracers in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions, with fewer in the less populated regions.

There are also two ongoing outbreaks at hospital acute-care units, as well as outbreaks at prisons, poultry plants and produce-processing facilities in the Fraser Valley. "I know that was a challenge for some people", she acknowledged, "but really, this is the time that we need to be careful".

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 890 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,244 in the Fraser Health region, 127 in the Island Health region, 194 in the Interior Health region and 62 in the Northern Health region. Now 39 people are hospitalized, with 8 being treated in critical care or ICUs. "The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation".

She added restricting large gatherings has a two pronged benefit in the province's fight against COVID-19.

As of Friday, no deaths have been linked to COVID-19 in the north.

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"That is going to be an absolutely critical if and when we open up our borders, particularly with the USA", she said.

"The federal government spoke to the use of non-medical masks or cloth face coverings in public settings".

Dr. Henry says that "we are finding our new balance between protecting our health and reopening numerous businesses and activities that are important to all of us". Staying vigilant and taking the necessary precautions at work and with our social interactions will keep all of us safe.

As the province "cautiously" moves toward its second phase of reopening with a gradual easing of restrictions, Henry warned that "we have to move carefully, and we have to move thoughtfully".

On Thursday, Henry explained that 52 percent of cases from COVID-19 in the province are female.

"Our individual circumstances are unique, but the actions we can take to protect each other and ourselves are the same".

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