Four new cases, no new deaths, no new outbreaks

Four new cases, no new deaths, no new outbreaks

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (BC government flickr)

Times-Chronicle Staff

British Columbia’s top health officials delivered some good news on the COVID-19 front today.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix reported only four new cases today, for a total of 2,562 in B.C.

They also reported the fact there are no new virus-related deaths and no new outbreaks in the province’s health care facilities.

There are currently 228 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,170 people who have fully recovered from the virus. A total of 34 individuals remain hospitalized, six of whom are in intensive care.

The Interior Health has a total of 195 people with COVID-19.

In today’s update, Henry and Dix commended the federal government’s¬†decision to maintain the restrictions on cruise ships in Canadian waters until October.

“This is the right thing to do for our country and our province right now to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into our coastal communities,” they said in a joint statement.