No new deaths or outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care homes in British Columbia.


VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – The province has not announced any new deaths related to COVID-19 in British Columbia. 24-hour Tuesday for the first time since the weekend of May 11-12, with no further outbreaks in long-term care homes or the community.

Although no deaths related to COVID-19 have been reported, provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry has reported 11 new cases, bringing the provincial total to 2,541.

“Today, we are able to report, as I said, no new deaths for the first time in a few weeks. And we want to be able to do it every day, ”she said.

“Thus, no family has to face the loss of someone they love. So I encourage everyone to continue to be patient and understanding and to believe that what we are doing is best to protect our families and our communities. And that means it could be slower than many people want. “

To date, 2,122 people have recovered COVID-19 in British Columbia, a rate of 84%.

There were 161 deaths.

BEFORE CHRIST. has 258 active cases, including 37 hospitalized, including 7 in intensive care.

Henry also announced that no night camps will be allowed this summer for school-aged children. Instead, it encourages day camps.

“There is no situation we can see this summer where night camps for young people, for school-aged children can be organized in a way that would prevent the transmission of this virus,” said Henry. .

“The other problems we see around many of these camps are in more remote areas where access to health care can be difficult, or some communities fear it may be people, children, from many different areas and affecting their small communities. “

Outbreaks in progress

Henry also said that the epidemic in Richmond Hhospital at now summer declared more than.

As for the epidemic at Mission Establishment, she expects to be declared over in a few days. The federal prison had 120 cases, but none currently.

“So I expect we don’t have any more cases there,” said Henry.

The investigation continues at Mountain Institution, where a correctional officer has now found a positive result, in addition to an inmate.

” Since yesterday [Monday], when I received the last report, there was only one correctional officer from the correctional facility who was also positive, “she added.

“I would say that, having learned – I believe all of us – from what happened at Mission, this investigation was much more fluid, much better coordinated. Infection precautions were implemented very quickly and I am confident that we will not get the wide spread that we unfortunately saw at Mission. “

Overall, 15 outbreaks remain active in health care facilities.

No flex rules for the NHL

Henry also said she was thrilled to see Vancouver shortlisted as one of the two main cities to host NHL games if play resumes, but said she would not bypass health and safety rules by British Columbia. to welcome players.

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“I would love to play hockey, but we have been very clear and the Prime Minister has been very clear: we are not changing the rules in a way that would put what we have accomplished here in British Columbia. at risk, “she said.

Henry also said that she had not yet seen a league plan on how it would work in the hubs.


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