COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - May 1, 2020
“Today is National Physicians Day, as well as the start of National Medical Laboratory Week. It is an opportunity for all of us to recognize the dedication and contributions of our physicians, our medical laboratory professionals and all our other health-care workers – the people whose responsibility it is to care for all of us.” - Joint Statement from Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, & Dr. Bonnie Henry.
Please note that the next bulletin will be distributed on Monday, May 4, 2020.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||26||2,171 (1,376 recovered)|
There are a total of 58 new cases; 25 new cases on April 30, and 33 new cases as of May 1, 2020. This is a total of 2,145 cases in British Columbia.
Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19:
823 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
978 are in the Fraser Health region,
121 are in the Island Health region,
174 are in the Interior Health region and
49 are in the Northern Health region.
21 facilities and three acute-care units have active outbreaks, with outbreaks now declared over at 12 care facilities.
To date, 1,357 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.
April 30, 2020 marked 100 days since the province put out the first warning and statement around the novel coronavirus.
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Information and resource links:
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