COVID-19 Update: May 8, 2020

27 new cases in BC (total: 2315; Δ 1.2%)
866 VCH (prev: 865; Δ 1; 0.1%; 37.4% of all)
1089 FHA (prev: 1064; Δ 25; 2.3%; 47.0% of all)
180 IHA (prev: 179; Δ 1; 0.6%; 7.8% of all)
125 VIHA (prev: 126; Δ -1; -0.8%; 5.4% of all)
55 NHA (prev: 54; Δ 1; 1.9%; 2.4% of all)
Total Active Cases: 609; 26.3% of total
Δ -41 (-2.1%)

73 Hospitalized (prev: 76; Δ -3; -3.9%; 3.2% of total)
20 ICU (prev: 20; Δ 0; 0.0%; 0.9% of total)
1579 recovered (prev: 1512; Δ 67; 4.4%; 68.2% of total)
127 deaths to date (prev: 126; Δ 1; 0.8%; 5.5% of total)
Recovery Rate: 68.2% Δ 2.1%

Outbreaks and Deaths

1 death in the Fraser Health region

“In the last day, there have been no new long-term care or assisted-living facility outbreaks. In total, 16 facilities and five acute-care units have active cases. Outbreaks have now been declared over at 18 care facilities.

“There has been no change in the number of confirmed positive cases at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, United Poultry in Vancouver or at the Mission Institution federal correctional centre.

“There are now 61 positive cases at Superior Poultry in Coquitlam and 17 connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

Easing of Restrictions

“Until we move into Phase 2, the orders, restrictions and guidance remain in place.

“Our go-forward principles are our playbook for where we are today and how we will move forward. They are the rules to help us decide what is safe for ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. These principles will not change until COVID-19 is no longer a risk to any of us.

“Physical distancing is here to stay. We must continue to keep a safe physical distance from anyone outside of our household.

“There are no exceptions to staying home if you are ill. Even if it seems to be seasonal allergies, a cold or potentially COVID-19. And if you do have symptoms of COVID-19, contact 811 or your health-care provider to be assessed and tested.

“Travelling anywhere increases the likelihood of making us an unintentional carrier for COVID-19. While essential travel must continue, personal travel needs to be minimized, wherever possible.

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