15 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C.; 2 more deaths

HEALTH Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Saturday announced 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the Province, for a total of 2,330 cases in British Columbia.

There were two new COVID-19 related deaths in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, for a total of 129 deaths in British Columbia.

Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 871 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,098 are in the Fraser Health region, 125 are in the Island Health region, 180 are in the Interior Health region and 56 are in the Northern Health region.

In the last day, there have been no new long-term care or assisted-living facility outbreaks. In total, 15 facilities and five acute-care units have active cases. Outbreaks have been declared over at 19 care facilities, including at Cedarbrook Chateau.

Public health teams are also providing support for community outbreaks in the poultry sector, at the Mission Institution and with those connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

To date, 1,659 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

Of the total COVID-19 cases, 69 individuals are hospitalized and 21 of those are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Dix and Henry said: “As we celebrate our mothers and grandmothers tomorrow, let’s show how much we care for them by ensuring we are doing all we can to keep them safe. If your mother is older, awaiting surgery or has an underlying illness, avoid any close physical contact and celebrate at a safe distance, unless she has been in your immediate household.

“Give your mother the gift of staying safe and healthy this Mother’s Day.

“To our seniors and Elders, we know how lonely it can be with your family and friends unable to visit you right now. The nature of COVID-19, with its greater impact on our older citizens, means the best thing you can do to protect yourself is to minimize your contact with others.

“For our Elders in long-term care and assisted-living facilities, we are working hard to find innovative ways to allow for that important social connection in a safe way.

” ‘Few faces in big spaces’ will be the key to our shared success. Let’s continue to do our part to keep our curve flat.”

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  1. For information of readers: Dr. Bonnie HENRY is descended from an old, long time, Prince Edward Island family, the daughter of a retired teacher, Susan, and a retired Canadian Forces Combat Arms (ARMD 21A) officer, Bill. She attended schools ranging ,,from Calgary Alberta to St. John’s Nfld. In addition, she is a graduate of Mt Allison University (where she also qualified as an Naval Executive Officer) Dalhousie Medical and post graduate of Berkley University (California). The list of areas she worked is accurately detailed in news reports. She has a published book “Soap & Water and Common Sense” which is available in written copy or E book. Bonnie has three (3) sisters who are all graduated from Mt. A. and studied post graduate
    in subjects ranging from English, Early Childhood Development, and Engineering

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