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Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is encouraging British Columbians to take a survey, launched by the BC Centre of Disease Control.
The survey looks to establish the impacts of COVID-19, and help develop a plan for a potential second wave.
Dr. Henry announced 7 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., for a provincial total of 2,360.
This is the lowest case count since March 12th, before a public health emergency was declared in the province.
However, another British Columbian has died due to the virus, with 131 deaths province-wide.
1,832 people have fully recovered – a 77% recovery rate.
There are currently 397 active cases, including 63 people in hospital, 16 of which are in critical care.
Critical care occupancy is currently at 46.2% according to Minister of Health Adrian Dix.
“We need to maintain control of COVID-19,” Dr. Henry said, emphasizing the importance of continued hygiene, and physical distancing measures.
“The only travelling we should be doing right now is from phase one to phase two because COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere,” Dix said as he restated the the virus is still present in every health authority in the province.
The breakdown by health authority is as follows:
873 in Vancouver Coastal Health (+1 from yesterday)
1,124in Fraser Health (+6)
125 in Island Health (no new cases)
180 in Interior Health (no new cases)
57 in Northern Health (no new cases)