PHC News + COVID-19 Update: May 28, 2021
“We have a roadmap and now we must stick to the path: doing what we can to further slow the spread of COVID-19 and break the chains of transmission in our communities.”
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health
- For Friday, May 28: 317 new cases of COVID-19 were announced for a total of 143,581 cases in British Columbia.
- Active cases: 3,441
- Currently hospitalized: 292
- Intensive care: 79
- There have been 2 new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 1,692 deaths.
- New cases by health authority region:
- Northern Health – 16
- Interior Health – 60
- Island Health – 5
- Fraser Health – 163
- Vancouver Coastal – 73
- In B.C., 3,106,269 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, 160,885 of which are second doses.
- This means 67.2% of all adults and 62.7% of those 12 and older have now received their first dose.
- Vaccine data is available on the COVID-19 dashboard at: www.bccdc.ca
- Read Friday's joint statement on BC's COVID-19 response.
Please note: Numbers are updated on weekdays at 5 p.m.
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||708 (three days)||2,953||144,289|
|Deaths||11 (three days)||1,703|
(within the last 24 hours)
|*patients that are currently being cared for as COVID-positive|
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