Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
“We are announcing seven new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 39 cases in British Columbia. The individuals are in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions and were confirmed positive based on BC Centre for Disease Control testing.
“Two cases are connected to the Lynn Valley Care Centre, three cases are travel-related and two cases are under active investigation.
“Case 33 is a woman in her 40s and case 34 is a woman in her 50s, both of whom work at the Lynn Valley Care Centre. There are no new resident cases.
“Case 35 is a woman in her late 60s who recently returned from a tour in Egypt. Public health teams across Canada are investigating other Canadians who were also on a similar tour. Case 36 is a man is his 90s who was on the Grand Princess cruise ship. Case 37 is a is a man in his 40s who recently travelled to Germany.
“Case 38 is a man in his 90s who has been admitted to hospital in the Fraser Health region and is currently isolated in intensive care. Case 39 is a man in his 40s who lives in the Fraser Health region. Public health teams are actively investigating both cases.