New BC COVID-19 cases jump to nearly 400 on Thursday

New BC COVID-19 cases jump to nearly 400 on Thursday

New BC COVID-19 cases jump to nearly 400 on Thursday

As of now, residents can once again dine indoors, hit the gym for low-intensity workouts, play outdoor sports and hold faith-based gatherings in person - though all of those activities still have to happen on a smaller scale with safety protocols in place. If all goes to plan, B.C. would be essentially completely re-opened by September.

"It's an exciting day for all of us", said Horgan at a news conference.

There are now 143,264 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C. after health officials announced 378 new cases Thursday (May 27).Government of B.C. Together, we will restart B.C. and put COVID-19 behind us.

There were also seven more deaths, bringing the death toll to 1,690.

Within Interior Health, there are 485 active cases, down by five from Tuesday.

She said to prevent potential COVID-19 spread in communities, provincial travel restrictions will not be lifted until June 15 at the earliest, with recreational travel permitted only within residents' regions.

"The plan provides criteria for the phased reopening of the economy, including regional and domestic travel", said Mike McNaney, National Airlines Council of Canada president.

"We need to ensure that the majority of British Columbians who are eligible for vaccinations are vaccinated", said Anita Huberman, president of the Surrey Board of Trade in a statement.

Henry said the province will continue to monitor case counts and the condition of the virus.

BC saw the lowest amount of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day since October 29th, and BC now has the fewest active cases since November 6th.

Three more people have died of the illness, for a total of 1,683 deaths since the pandemic began. It also relies on the assumption that variants do not significantly alter health outcomes for COVID-19 patients or the efficacy of vaccines.

Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are down by 13 per cent from last Wednesday, when 340 people were in hospital with the disease.

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