New provincial modelling shows municipal COVID-19 case counts for the first time.
New provincial modelling released
Published 12:38 PDT, Fri June 5, 2020
In yesterday’s COVID-19 update, BC health officials released new modelling and projections.
The data also shows municipal case counts for the first time. In total, there have been 88 confirmed cases of the virus in Richmond—and no new cases over the last 14 days.
In the province, there were five new cases announced by Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. The new cases bring the provincial total to 2,632.
Additionally, there were four new ‘epi-linked’ cases. This means that public health investigations have shown that cases meet the case definition for COVID-19 but may not have been tested for a number of reasons. In future reports, new tested and epi-linked cases will be included as one number.
There were no new COVID-19 related deaths and no new health-care outbreaks, with active outbreaks still going on at six long-term care or assisted living facilities.
There was one new community outbreak in the Fraser Health region. Public health teams are providing support at the site and for the other seven ongoing community outbreaks.
Regarding the modelling, Henry and Dix said British Columbians “need to stay on our path.” Current measures are working to flatten the curve of the virus, and must be continued.
“Moving forward, our approach is to ‘minimize, manage and modify’: minimize the number of new cases, manage cases and clusters with rapid contact tracing, and modify our measures as needed,” they said.
Continue to stay home when ill, keep your number of contacts small, and do not have large gatherings where the risk for spreading COVID-19 is so much higher.
The latest modelling presentation and information is available online: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/modelling-projections
For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/ or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.