Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 in BC on Monday.

This is a two-day total since Saturday’s update bringing the provincial number up to 2,353.

One new case occurred in Northern Health for a total of 57 in our region.

However, an additional death took place over the weekend raising the provincial mark to 130.

1,719 people have since recovered from the virus, bringing the recovery rate to 73%.

66 people are in hospital including 18 in ICU.

There are 504 active cases in the province.

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced critical care beds are at 46.3% capacity.

Phase Two of BC’s four-phased plan is scheduled after the May long weekend.

The breakdown by health authority is as follows:

  • 873 in Vancouver Coastal Health (up two from Saturday)
  • 1,118 in Fraser Health (up 20 from Saturday)
  • 125 in Island Health (no new cases)
  • 180 in Interior Health (no new cases)
  • 57 in Northern Health (up one from Saturday)