The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 25 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number cases in B.C. to 2,112 people.
In total, 815 of these cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 961 in Fraser Health, 120 on Vancouver Island, 170 in Interior Health and 46 in Northern Health region.
The majority of active cases remaining are linked to the known cluster outbreaks described below.
There are now a total of 82 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, 30 of whom are in critical care – ICU or acute care units — showing a continued decline in hospitalizations.
Sadly, two new deaths were reported today and the death toll is now at 111 in total across the province.
In good news, a total of 1,322 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.
There are no new outbreaks at a long term care facilities across B.C. and a total of twelve long term care facility outbreaks have been declared over.
In total, 24 facilities and three acute-care units have active outbreaks, with outbreaks declared over at 12 care facilities. 409 people at those facilities have tested positive for the virus, including 256 residents and 153 staff.
The coronavirus outbreak at the Mission Institute federal correctional facility now has 120 people — 12 more than yesterday — who have tested positive for COVID-19.
The outbreak at a Vancouver chicken processing and packaging plant, United Poultry Company, continues to have 42 employees who tested positive for COVID-19.
Its sister plant, the Superior Poultry processing plant in Coquitlam also continues to have 50 test-positive cases of patients who have contracted the virus — an increase of nine cases since the last report.
There continue to be 11 COVID-19 cases connected to workers returning from the Kearl Lake oil sands project in Alberta.
Island Health region
Specific data for the Vancouver Island Health region shows that there are 120 total cases of COVID-19 in the area.
BCCDC data shows that as of April 29th, 90 people have recovered in the Island Health region and there have now been four virus-related deaths in total.
This means there are now 26 active cases in the region.
Five people with COVID-19 are currently hospitalized, according to Health Minister Adrian Dix.
The BCCDC has set up a 2019 novel coronavirus telephone information line at 1-833-784-4397 for those who have further questions about this disease.
Anyone concerned that they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of the novel coronavirus, should contact their primary care provider, local public health office, or call 8-1-1.
The Province has also created the 1-888-COVID-19 line to connect British Columbians needing non-medical information about the coronavirus pandemic.
As of the time of publication, the total number of COVID-19 patients worldwide has risen to 3,301,219.
Over 233,700 people have died from the illness and 1,037,936 have made a full recovery.