COVID-19: B.C. health officials reopening care homes to visitations

  • COVID-19: B.C. health officials reopening care homes to visitations

COVID-19: B.C. health officials reopening care homes to visitations

The province says 26 more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past three days.

A total of 174 people have died of the virus in B.C.

Of the 153 active cases, which are down from 159 reported Friday, 18 are being treated in hospital, with five receiving care in the ICU.

On Vancouver Island, there have been 131 cases confirmed, while the Interior has seen 200 cases and the Northern Health region has seen 65 cases. "We have to remember when this virus is anywhere, the risk is everywhere". It's to try and ensure that we're not letting this virus get out of control and we've seen it happen ... in Washington state, Texas, California and Arizona. "Businesses need to be aware that you are responsible for keeping your employees and your patrons safe and you could be liable if appropriate precautions are not taken to protect people when they are in your work".

Henry and Dix also warned travellers from other provinces and within B.C.to stay home if they are feeling unwell and to always maintain physical distance from others.

"Physical distancing saves lives", Dix said.

Brandi's Exotic Show Lounge has announced that it has passed a health inspection and will be reopening after closing due to a COVID-19 outbreak. "We are at a point now where people are in the incubation period [and] may start showing symptoms of this virus".

The airlines announced Friday that they would use health recommendations from the UN's aviation agency and the International Air Transport Association.

"It is absolutely within their jurisdiction to deal with", he added.

Visitors must wear a mask and visitations must be booked in advanced. Of those, 2,577 patients have fully recovered, or about 89 per cent.