22 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed across the province in a joint statement issued by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix.

There are now 2,623 cases in British Columbia.

No new cases have been reported in the Northern, Interior or Island Health regions.

214 cases remain active, and 2,243 people have fully recovered – an 85% recovery rate.

Only 32 people are currently hospitalized, 7 of which are in intensive care.

There has been one new COVID-19 death, and 166 British Columbians have passed away because of the virus.

The pair approved of the ongoing political demonstrations across the province:

“Exercising our right to peaceful demonstration is extremely important, and equally important is keeping our communities, loved ones, and friends safe during this pandemic. Whether going to the grocery store, seeing friends on a patio or attending a peaceful demonstration, the same rules for safe physical distancing apply.”

“Consider alternative ways to peacefully demonstrate, as we have seen elsewhere. Gather in smaller numbers in multiple locations, maintain a safe physical distance from those around you and use a non-medical cloth mask for the brief periods when in closer contact to others,” they added, emphasizing gatherings should still be limited to 50 people.

The breakdown by health authority is as follows:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 905 (+1)
  • Fraser Health: 1,332 (+21)
  • Island Health: 127
  • Northern Health: 64
  • Interior Heath: 195