Provincial Health Officer Doctor Dr. Bonnie Henry has confirmed 8 new cases of COVID-19 Province-wide for a total of 2,232.

This is the lowest number of new-cases since March 14th.

There have been 4 additional deaths for a total of 121 dead within the Province.

Furthermore, 78 people remain hospitalized due to the virus, 21 of which are in critical care.

3 of the hospitalized are in Northern Health.

1,472 individuals within the Province have now fully recovered, nearly a 66% recovery rate.

“We have put the brakes on COVID-19, but new cases and outbreaks persist. As the modelling has shown, moving too quickly can only cause harm to us all,” explained Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Henry in their joint statement.

“Our ‘new normal’ practices apply to every person and every situation with no exception. They are our playbook for the weeks and months ahead,” the pair added.

Dr. Henry encouraged the public to “stay very vigilant” about handwashing, physical distancing and limiting connections.

She advised British Columbians to pursue “few faces and big spaces” to continue to reduce the spread of the virus.

The breakdown of cases by health authority is as follows:

849 in Vancouver Coastal Health (+4)
1,031 in Fraser Health (+4)
124 in Island Health (no change)
177 in Interior Health (no change)
51 in Northern Health (no change)