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Only two new COVID-19 cases announced today

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:58 PDT, Tue May 19, 2020

Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced today by Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. 

Three more people have died of reasons related to COVID-19 for a total of 146 deaths in British Columbia. 

There have been no new health-care outbreaks since yesterday. In total, 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and five acute-care units have active cases.

Health teams continue to provide support for community outbreaks at the Oppenheimer Group, those in the poultry sector, at the Mission Institution and with those connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

Many businesses can begin to reopen today as part of Phase 2 of BC’s plan to restart. Dix and Henry encourage business owners to be slow, thoughtful and cautious.

Following guidelines provided by WorkSafeBC, including having a COVID-19 safety plan in place, is a requirement for reopening.

Henry and Dix also acknowledged World Family Doctor Day today in order to recognize the important role of family physicians and the integral role they have played in the COVID-19 response.

For the Your story, our future survey, visit: www.bccdc.ca/covid19survey 
For those who cannot complete the survey online, or need assistance in another language, call 1 833 707-1900 to take the survey over the phone. Assistance is available seven days a week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (Pacific time), in 150 languages.

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

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