COVID-19: Warning issued when cases in the United States increase while decrease in British Columbia.


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Provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry said there were 183 active cases of the disease, 16 of which were in hospital, four of which were in intensive care. These numbers continue to fall.

There have been 2,659 cases reported since the appearance of COVID-19 in British Columbia. late January, and 167 dead.

The contacts of people who have recently fallen ill have all been traced.

Henry said there were no new outbreaks in healthcare facilities between noon Friday and noon Monday. There are four active outbreaks in long-term care and assisted living facilities.

She said health officials are working on plans to allow families to start visiting relatives in long-term care homes and that it would likely start in the “weeks to come”.

The hatchings at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry and Superior Poultry are over.

Henry said summer travelers should be respectful of any community they visit and practice social distancing.

Dix said B.C. has received 4.8 million N95 respirators, two million glasses and 30 million gloves since the declaration of the state of emergency on March 18.

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