COVID-19 Update May 5

COVID-19 Update May 5, 2020:

📊 There are 9 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC. There are a total of 2,232 cases in BC. There are 1,031 cases in the Fraser Health region.

1,472 people have fully recovered from COVID-19 in BC.

🔴 Sadly, four more people have passed away due to COVID-19 in BC. I wish to express my condolences to their families and communities as they grieve in this very painful moment.

📲 The BC Wildfire Service has created a new mobile app with real-time fire information, a fire reporting tool, and more. The app is free to download on the App Store and Google Play.

📉 Yesterday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry gave a detailed modelling presentation on who has been affected so far for COVID-19 in BC and different potential scenarios for when restrictions are eased. The full presentation can be found here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Covid-19_May4_PPP.pdf

The orders and restrictions that Dr. Henry has enacted for all our safety are still very much in place. With your help, we have come a long way in preventing the spread of this pandemic. However, we must be thoughtful and cautious when we re-open. Premier John Horgan will have more to say tomorrow. However, we must stay committed to social distancing; the storm has not passed quite yet.

Be safe. Be well.

CBC News: New COVID-19 cases drop to 8, but health officials report 4 new deaths.

For more information on Provincial government supports, please visit this link: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support