COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - May 18, 2020
“We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Capt. Jennifer Casey, of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Our thoughts are also with Capt. Richard MacDougall. We wish him a swift recovery from his injuries. ͞Canada͛s Snowbirds bring Canadians together, and the loss felt by all us is great. We thank the Snowbirds and the Canadian Armed Forces for all that you do, and we stand beside you in sorrow and in strength.”
- Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry, May 18th joint statement on COVID-19 response.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||16||2,444 (1,966 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
The information from the Friday, May 15th bulletin is being shared again today, in preparation for tomorrow’s restart activities.
There have been no new outbreaks since the new acute-care outbreak in the Abbotsford Regional Hospital was announced Friday, involving six staff and two patients. This is an ongoing investigation by Fraser Health.
͞In the first reporting period through May 17, we had eight new cases. In the last 24 hours, there were a further eight new cases. ͞This represents 16 new cases since it was reported on Saturday, for a total of 2,444 cases in British Columbia.
Total cases by health authority: 882 VCH, 1195 Fraser Health, 126 Island Health, 181 Interior Health, 60 Northern Health.
There are 335 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 1,966 people who tested positive have recovered.
There have been no new health-care outbreaks and the outbreak at the Dufferin Care Centre has now been declared over. In total, 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and five Ministry of Health acute-care units have active cases.
The public health investigation at the Oppenheimer Group, a vegetable processing plant in Coquitlam is ongoing, and active contract tracing is underway.
Provincial parks are now open for day use.
Guidelines for the reopening of schools and daycares was released Friday.
Starting tomorrow, May 19, businesses can begin the process of safely reopening, and the provincial health officer orders have been amended accordingly.
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