Lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in British Columbia since ban on 250-person gatherings


Health officials have reported only seven new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia. On Tuesday, the lowest daily number since the province called for gatherings of more than 250 people to be canceled in an attempt to slow transmission of the coronavirus.

There are now 2,360 confirmed cases of the disease in the province. Of these, 1,832 cases have fully recovered. The province also announced a new death at a long-term care facility in the Fraser Valley, bringing the number of deaths from COVID-19 in British Columbia to 131.

Sixty-three patients are hospitalized, while 16 patients are still in intensive care.

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Provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were no new community outbreaks to report.

On Monday, provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia. over a 48-hour period, as well as a new death, and urged the public to remain vigilant despite the province’s release of plans to reopen the economy.

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Henry said Monday that an epidemic involving temporary foreign workers at the Bylands nurseries in West Kelowna is now over.

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She also asked for patience as the province moves closer to physical distance requirements after the long weekend in May, saying a thoughtful and measured approach will keep the public safe.

“A regular stream will be much more efficient than a rushing river,” she said.

The Vancouver Park Board said on Monday that it issued nearly 1,900 warnings this past weekend in parks and beaches regarding the lack of physical distance. Consequently, the reopening of parking lots at these locations will be delayed.

The press conference at 3 p.m. will be broadcast live on BC1, on our website, on the Facebook page of Global BC and on CKNW.

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