Skip to content
Join our Newsletter

B.C. confirms 82 new cases of COVID-19, for total of 9,220

There has been one new COVID-19 related death
Dr. Bonnie Henry gives provincial update on COVID-19. Screengrab.

There are now 9,220 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C. after health officials announced  82 new cases Thursday.

One of these new cases is epi-linked. 

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports that there are 3,360 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 4,712 in Fraser Health, 209 on Vancouver Island, 535 in Interior Health and 317 in Northern Health.

Additionally, there have been 87 cases of COVID-19 in B.C. of people who reside outside of Canada.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. In total, 15 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and three acute-care facilities have active outbreaks.

There have been no new community outbreaks. However, there continue to be community exposure events at other locations and on flights into and out of the province.

There has been one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 235 deaths in British Columbia. 

Of the total COVID-19 cases, 69 individuals are hospitalized, 19 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. As well, 3,093 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

There are 1,261 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 7,695 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

Alerts are posted on the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) website, as well as on health authorities’ websites, providing details on where the potential exposure occurred and what actions to take—whether you need to self-isolate or monitor for symptoms.

“COVID-19 has required all of us to change how we work, go to school and spend time with friends and family. This has put an emotional and mental strain on everyone," said Henry.

“Despite this added obstacle, people across B.C. have risen to the challenge with compassion and determination to help keep our curve where we need it to be.

“While the ongoing focus is not always easy to maintain, now is the time to keep going—to continue to support and care for each other through the efforts we make.

“Take a moment to thank the people at your local grocery store, reach out to your elderly neighbour to help with their garden cleanup or send a note to a friend that you haven’t seen for a while. A small kindness is good for us all.

“Let’s protect our communities by choosing to do our part every day. This is what will keep us strong and allow us to get through the COVID-19 pandemic.”