COVID-19 STAFF BULLETIN - May 28, 2020
“There are two health emergencies, and to those 117 people and their families, I would also like to express my condolences and my sense of sorrow with them today with the loss of their loved ones.” - Health Minister Adrian Dix, May 28 press briefing, speaking about the opioid crisis.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||11||2,573 (2,181 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
There are nine new cases today, bringing the total to 2558.
By health authority - 899 VCH, 1274 Fraser Health, 127 Island Health, 195 Interior Health, 63 Northern Health.
There is one new health care related outbreak at a LTC site in Fraser Health, Nicola Lodge. There is a single case so far.
There are no new community outbreaks. The outbreak at the Mission federal correctional facility is now over.
Currently, there are 241 active cases in the province. 33 of these people are in hospital, with six patients in the ICU.
There have been two additional deaths, both in LTC in Fraser Health.
Hospitals across the province are up to 70 per cent capacity. ICUs are up to 52 per cent capacity.
Read the full update HERE.
- Vancouver Park Board will be reopening more than 320 outdoor recreation facilities starting tomorrow. Playgrounds will be open by Monday to align with the restart of in-class learning. More details available HERE.
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