COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - May 20, 2020
“We are now in day two of Phase Two. There have been some bumps along the way, but on balance, I’m pretty satisfied on how we’re underway.”
- Premier John Horgan, Weekly Media Briefing
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||12||2,479 (2,020 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
21 new cases announced today for a total of 2,467 cases in British Columbia.
There are currently 317 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 2,001 people who tested positive have recovered.
Of the total COVID-19 cases, 43 individuals are hospitalized, 10 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
In total, there have been 885 cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,214 in the Fraser Health region, 126 in the Island Health region, 182 in the Interior Health region and 60 in the Northern Health region.
An additional three new deaths took place today: one in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and two in the Fraser Health region, for a total of 149 deaths.
There has been one new health care outbreak at The Cedars in Mission assisted-living facility. Both outbreaks at Ridge Meadows Hospital have now been declared over. In total, 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care units have active outbreaks.
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Elaine Yong, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
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Information and resource links:
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