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Province of British Columbia
JOINT STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
2020HLTH0180-001031
June 8, 2020
Ministry of Health
Office of the Provincial Health Officer
Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates
A Chinese translation is included

VICTORIA – Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are providing case updates for three 24-hour reporting periods.

“In the first reporting period from June 5 to June 6, we had 14 new cases. In the second reporting period from June 6 to June 7, we had six cases and in the last 24 hours we have had a further nine cases.

“This represents 29 new cases who have tested positive for COVID-19 and one new epi-linked case since we reported on Friday, for a total of 2,659 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 183 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,309 people who tested positive have recovered.

“Of the total COVID-19 cases, 16 individuals are hospitalized, four of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 907 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 1,362 in the Fraser Health region, 130 in the Island Health region, 195 in the Interior Health region and 65 in the Northern Health region. The number of cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region has been adjusted to reflect a reporting error.

“There have been no new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 167 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks and the outbreak at the New Vista Society has now been declared over. In total, four long-term care or assisted-living facilities continue to have active outbreaks.

“There have been no new community outbreaks and the outbreaks at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry and Superior Poultry have also been declared over. Public health teams are providing support for the six ongoing community outbreaks.

“As we continue to slowly and thoughtfully ease restrictions, British Columbians are making plans for summer travel. Like other activities during our COVID-19 pandemic, summer holidays and travel will be different this year.

“We encourage British Columbians to be respectful of the communities you plan to visit and be safe as you enjoy the many beautiful locations throughout our province.

“When you hit the open roads this summer, you are not leaving COVID-19 behind. The precautions you take at home should also be taken when you are away.

“Contact the local tourism association or Chamber of Commerce to find out what services are available and what may still be closed. Be as self-sufficient as possible to avoid putting an additional burden on smaller communities.

“Like all of us, B.C.’s communities are doing what is best for them. Some towns and regions who rely on tourism are eager to welcome B.C. visitors with safety measures in place, while others who are challenged to support large numbers are asking visitors to keep their stays short.

“Be understanding of those who may be coming to your community. A visitor may be travelling for work or needing to travel to provide care to a family member. Our circumstances are unique, but our efforts to keep our loved ones and our communities safe are shared.

“We can all enjoy this summer safely. Let’s protect our province by protecting each other, while showing kindness, compassion and respect.”

Learn More:

The latest modelling presentation and information is available online: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/modelling-projections

For more information about BC’s Restart Plan, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/restartbc

For B.C.’s surgical renewal plan, visit:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/conducting-health-research-evaluation/reports-publications

For mental health and anxiety support, visit: www.bouncebackbc.ca
Or: www.anxietycanada.com

For guidance and information on self-isolation and self-monitoring, including how to isolate if you live with others, visit: 
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/self-isolation

For the provincial health officer’s orders, notices and guidance, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/phoguidance

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

To learn where, when and how people with symptoms can be tested, visit:
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing

The COVID-19 self-assessment app, which includes details about where, when and how to be tested, can be downloaded here: https://bc.thrive.health/

To learn more about Fair PharmaCare, including coverage, how to request an income review and the monthly deductible payment option, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Register_for_Fair_PharmaCare.pdf

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific time), seven days a week.

For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities, visit:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews 
YouTube: www.youtube.com/ProvinceofBC

For a Chinese translation, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/2020.06.8_New_ExistingCasesCOVID-19_CN.pdf

 
Contact:
 
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
 

 
Province of British Columbia
BACKGROUNDER
For Immediate Release
2020HLTH0180-001031
June 8, 2020
Ministry of Health
Office of the Provincial Health Officer
Assisted living, long-term care homes and seniors’ rental buildings with past or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

Vancouver Coastal Health:

  • South Granville Park Lodge long-term care facility

Fraser Health:

  • Langley Lodge long-term care facility (second outbreak April 29)
  • Nicola Lodge long-term care facility
  • Valhaven Home long-term care facility

Outbreaks declared over:

  • Amica Edgemont
  • Amica Retirement Home long-term care facility
  • Berkley Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Cedarbrook Chateau independent living
  • Central City Lodge
  • Chartwell Willow long-term care facility
  • Clayton Heights long-term care facility
  • Delta View long-term care facility
  • Dufferin Care Centre
  • Eden Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Evergreen Heights assisted living
  • Evergreen House long-term care facility
  • German Canadian House long-term care facility
  • Guildford Seniors Village long-term care facility
  • Hollyburn House long-term care facility 
  • Haro Park long-term care facility
  • Inglewood Lodge long-term care facility
  • Kootenay Street Village long-term care facility
  • Langley Gardens long-term care facility
  • Langley Lodge long-term care facility (first outbreak declared over April 25)
  • Little Mountain long-term care facility
  • Lynn Valley long-term care facility 
  • MSA Manor long-term care facility
  • New Vista Care Home long-term care facility
  • Orchard Manor at Hawthorn Park long-term care facility
  • Royal Arch Masonic Home long-term care facility
  • Shaughnessy Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Swedish Canadian Manor assisted living
  • The Cedars in Mission assisted living facility
  • The Harrison at Elim Village long-term care facility
  • Villa Cathay long-term care facility
  • Windermere Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Worthington Pavilion
 
Contact:
 
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
 

 
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