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COVID-19 Update: May 28, 2020

8 new cases in BC (total: 2558; Δ 0.3%)
899 VCH (prev: 899; Δ 0; 0.0%; 35.1% of all)
1274 FHA (prev: 1267; Δ 7; 0.6%; 49.8% of all)
195 IHA (prev: 194; Δ 1; 0.5%; 7.6% of all)
127 VIHA (prev: 127; Δ 0; 0.0%; 5.0% of all)
63 NHA (prev: 63; Δ 0; 0.0%; 2.5% of all)
Total Active Cases: 241; 9.4% of total
Δ -3 (-0.1%)

33 Hospitalized (prev: 37; Δ -4; -10.8%; 1.3% of total)
6 ICU (prev: 7; Δ -1; -14.3%; 0.2% of total)
2153 recovered (prev: 2144; Δ 9; 0.4%; 84.2% of total)
164 deaths to date (prev: 162; Δ 2; 1.2%; 6.4% of total)
Recovery Rate: 84.2% Δ 0.1%

Outbreaks and Deaths

There is one new outbreak at Nicola Lodge in Port Coquitlam.

Currently, there are 16 active outbreaks. 15 in long-term care and 1 in acute care. 550 cases including 338 residents and 212 staff.

There are no new community outbreaks. The outbreak at the Mission Correctional Facility is declared over as no new cases have presented over 2 incubation periods.

There are 2 deaths in long-term care in Fraser Health.

Provincial Health Orders

Dr. Bonnie Henry said that she has updated the provincial health orders on vendor markets (i.e. farmers markets). She said that vendor markets can now sell merchandise (on top of food – fruits and vegetables).

Illicit Drug Overdose

117 died in April died of illicit drug overdose. Dr. Bonnie Henry is worried about these numbers. These are our young men and women in our society — they are dying alone. Part of the problem is that there is stigma attached to illicit drug overdose. We need to be mindful of other health emergencies happening around the province.

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