BC reports nine new coronavirus cases, one additional death

Henrietta Brewer
May 29, 2020

Eighty-four per cent of the total cases have been declared resolved, or 2,153 cases.

On Wednesday, the total number of cases was 2,550, but health officials did not immediately explain the discrepancy.

There have been no new community or long-term care outbreaks over the past two days.

A move to phase three could come later in the month.

"I'm excited to hear that Vancouver is in the running, I would love to have hockey, but we have been clear that we will not bend the rules and sacrifice what we have achieved here", said Dr. Henry.

Once again Dr. Henry and Minister Dix are reminding the public to enjoy the beauty of their province closer to home, "and look to increase social interactions only after fully considering the risks to you and your family".

British Columbia has confirmed nine new cases of COVID-19, along with two additional deaths - both in long-term care in the Fraser Heath region.

According to the statement once health officials have a better understanding of the virus, in B.C.in mid-June, they'll have the data to determine their timing for further actions.

Many tourism operators have reopened operations and are eager to be able to welcome customers from across the province.

Henry said research from Australia and New Zealand suggests children are more likely to be infected with COVID-19 from an adult than vice versa.

Premier John Horgan said at a press conference today that setting timelines for loosened restrictions later in the summer is impossible.

Meanwhile, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he'll push the provinces to give workers 10 days of paid sick leave a year - a measure the federal NDP has been urging to ensure no one has to choose between coming to work sick and losing income.

"We are doing a whole bunch of stuff in a short period of time and every day brings new challenges, every day brings new opportunities".

Also on Tuesday, the National Hockey League announced plans to have a 24-team playoff season with Vancouver believed to be one of six potential "hub cities" that would host the season.

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