Northern Health remains at 62 cases, with another day of no new test-positive COVID-19 cases announced in the region.
Today (May 26) there were 11 new cases of COVID-19 recorded provincially over a 24 hour period, for a total of 2,541 cases in British Columbia, as Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, said in their COVID-19 briefing.
For the first time in quite a few weeks, there were no new COVID-19 deaths today.
While there have now been 2,541 total positive tests in B.C., there remains just 258 active cases.
Of these active cases, 37 people remain hospitalized, seven of whom are being treated in ICU. Province-wide, 2,122 COVID-19 patients have fully recovered.
While no new deaths COVID-19 deaths have occurred in the province over the past 24 hours, 161 British Columbians have died from the virus over the past two and a half months.
An outbreak at the Richmond hospital has been officially declared over, and just one outbreak at an acute care facility remains, along with outbreaks at 14 long-term care homes. No new residents of any of these homes has been diagnosed with the virus over the past 24 hours.
No additional community outbreaks were declared Tuesday either.
On Tuesday, both Dr. Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix urged British Columbians to continue practicing physical distancing and other safety measures to maintain the province's progress in the fight against COVID-19.
- with files from Nicholas Johanson, Castanet