Dr. Bonnie Henry, said COVID-19 is still a risk everywhere,”


After another day with no new deaths of COVID-19, B. C. Provincial Health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry was keen to remind the public that it is still necessary to avoid the crowd and to take other measures against the spread of the disease.Tuesday, Henry announced that the B. C. has confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19, including 10 new positive test cases, and a person who has an epidemiologic link with previous cases. The province has had 2,756 cases to this day.

Currently, there are 172 active cases of the virus, of which 11 are in the hospital, including five in intensive case. A total of 2,416 people have been cured of their disease.

No new deaths have been reported, leaving the total to date to 168.

Henry said that while businesses are gradually beginning to reopen, it is important to take this phase of the pandemic response, a step at a time.

“We are thoughtful and measured in our response and we adapt as we go,” she said.

Crowds continue to be out of the question for the foreseeable future, Henry added.

“We will have the opportunity to do these things again, but just not now,” she said. “It only takes one person in a crowd setting to extend it to many others. ”

Tuesday update included a new focus of long-term care home, this brings the number of active outbreaks in these facilities to five.

During this time, Henry weighed on a local political controversy in Vancouver — if fully reopen the Stanley Park, and the movement of vehicles.

She called the current restriction on the cars to allow for biking and walking “very good,” which has given people a way to get outside and be active during the pandemic.

“Personally, I would be in favor of keeping it that way and by reducing the number of cars on our roads and make our cities more amenable to active transportation,” Henry said.

Lessons learnt the reserve of protective equipment

Also Tuesday, the Minister of Health Adrian Dix gave an update on the province’s supply of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, B. C. has acquired 5.5 million N95 respirators, and two million for the protection of eyes protection of parts, $ 40 million pairs of gloves and two million dresses.

He said that while the B. C. had a stock of this equipment before COVID-19 struck the province, it is now clear that it was not enough. For example, at the height of the pandemic here, 12 000 N95 respirators have been used every day, compared to 1,800 a day before COVID-19.

“We certainly learned from our experience,” he said. “We need to do the races. ”

Ten added a PPE testing laboratory will be established in Vancouver to help with this process.

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Henry has also sent a new outbreak of the disease in Beijing, as well as the introduction of new cases from the New Zealand days after having been declared free of COVID-19.

“It just goes to show what we’ve been saying all along: once this virus is everywhere, it is a risk everywhere,” Henry said.

She explained that these examples show why B. C. should follow all cases of COVID-19 carefully.

“We managed to flatten our curve, but we can’t get rid of this virus when we still have people going back and forth,” she said.

Henry and Ten have said they are closely monitoring infections as the province rolls out its COVID-19 recovery plan, which has allowed restaurants and personal service establishments to re-open under the new guidelines.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced an eight week extension to the Canada Emergency Response Services (CERB).

The $2,000 per month grant, which began in mid-March, has been created to the original duration of 16 weeks.

The prime minister has also extended the canada-U.S. border closing by another 30 days, keeping in place until the end of July.

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