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Health officials: data is still being collected in BC

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:35 PDT, Wed May 27, 2020

Last Updated: 3:44 PDT, Wed May 27, 2020

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced nine new cases of COVID-19 today, raising the total across BC to 2,550.

Sadly, there was also a related death, the 162nd since the outbreak began—but no new health-care outbreaks. In total, 14 long-term care or assisted-living facilities and one acute-care unit have active outbreaks.

Public health teams continue to provide support for community outbreaks at federal corrections facilities, the processing facilities in the poultry sector and for individuals connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

Because COVID-19 has a two-week incubation period, any new cases that are a result of eased restrictions will start to appear over the coming weeks.

Henry and Dix encouraged BC residents to take advantage of parks and other activities closer to home. Increase social interactions only after fully considering the risks to you and your family.

“Once we have a good understanding of how we are doing in mid-June, we’ll have the data we need to determine our timing for further actions,” they said.

For the Your story, our future survey, visit: www.bccdc.ca/covid19survey.
Those who cannot complete the survey online or need assistance in another language can 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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