COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - JUNE 29, 2020
“When this virus is anywhere, it is everywhere. The risk is to all of us.”
Bonnie Henry, June 29, 2020 media briefing
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||24||160||2,940 (2,603 full recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
|HFH||Residents||4 - June 30 (0 since July 1)||41|
|Staff||4 - June 30 (0 since July 1)||16 (4 recovered)|
|Total||8 - June 30 (0 since July 1)||57|
From Friday to today, there are 26 new cases, bringing the provincial total to 2904.
By health authority: 979 VCH, 1529 in Fraser Health, 131 Island Health, 200 Interior Health, 65 Northern Health.
There are currently six active health care outbreaks, including the outbreak at Holy Family Hospital.
There has been one new public exposure / community outbreak. VCH released a bulletin this weekend about Brandi’s Exotic Show Lounge. Public health teams are actively tracing. Currently, three people have tested positive. Anyone who was at the premises June 22, 23, or 24 must monitor closely for symptoms.
There have been no new deaths since Friday.
There are currently 153 active cases. 18 of these people are in hospital, and five of the hospitalized patients are in ICU.
COVID-19 remains a risk for everyone, even though our new cases remain low.
It is a team effort that we need to continue together here in B.C.
One slip is all we need to cause a significant rebound and we have seen that happen in jurisdictions around us.
Tomorrow at 12pm, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry will be making an announcement about visitation at long-term care sites.
Please read the full press briefing here.
REMINDER: Please direct all media inquiries to Providence’s Communications & Public Relations team.
Elaine Yong, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
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