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11 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. today, no new deaths for third day this week


The B.C. Ministry of Health has reported 11 new test-positive cases of novel coronavirus in the province today, bringing the total number cases in B.C. to 2,573 people.

In total, 902 of these cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Region, 1,285 in Fraser Health, 127 on Vancouver Island, 195 in Interior Health and 64 in Northern Health region.

The number of active cases has stayed steady since Friday as there remain 228 in B.C.

There remains a total of 35 people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, five of whom are in critical care — ICU or acute care units.

No new deaths were reported today for the third time this week, and the death toll is now at 164 in total across the province.

In good news, a total of 2,181 people have now recovered from novel coronavirus in B.C.


Two outbreaks at long term care facility outbreaks have now been declared over, including  the challenging Haro Park outbreak.

In total, there are 13 long term care and one acute care facilities now have active ongoing outbreaks with 553 total cases. No new outbreaks at health care facilities were detected today.

There were also no new community outbreaks reported today and the outbreak at the Mission Federal Correctional Facility, one of the largest outbreaks in the province, was declared over on Thursday. The following outbreaks are currently ongoing:

  • Mountain federal correctional institution in Fraser Health Region where two people have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Nature’s Touch, a frozen food processing plant in Abbotsford, where five people tested positive for the virus.
  • The Oppenheimer Group, a fruit and vegetable processing plant in Coquitlam, has three cases.
  • Seven people tested positive for COVID-19 at the Fraser Valley Speciality Poultry outbreak.
  • A total of 17 people returning to B.C. from the Kearl Lake oil sands project in Alberta have tested positive for the virus, and there are an unknown number of family members of those workers who have also contracted the virus.

Island Health region

Specific data for the Vancouver Island Health region shows that there are 127 total cases of COVID-19 in the area.

BCCDC data shows that as of May 28th, 121 people have recovered in the Island Health region and there have now been five virus-related deaths in total.

This means there continues to be just one active case in the region, and that patient is in hospital.

Thus far, there have been 141,392 novel coronavirus tests conducted across B.C., 21,454 of which were done in the Island Health region.

See all the latest updates about the global COVID-19 pandemic on Vancouver Island

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 6,102,522.

Over 369,100 people have died from the illness and 2,708,441 have made a full recovery.

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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