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Three more COVID-19 deaths announced today

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 4:43 PDT, Thu May 14, 2020

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced 15 new cases of COVID-19 today for a total of 2,392 cases in the province.

Three more people have died of reasons related to COVID-19 for a total of 135.

There have been no new long-term care or assisted-living facility outbreaks since yesterday. In total, 15 facilities and four acute-care units have active cases.

Health teams continue to provide support to community outbreaks in the poultry sector, at the Mission Institution and with those connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

As Phase 2 of BC’s restart plan slowly takes effect, Henry and Dix urge British Columbians to take things week by week rather than planning summer activities in advance.

“Less travel right now is what we are asking of everyone,” they say in a statement. “There are so many activities and places for us to safely enjoy—close to home. Rain or shine, we can get outside and enjoy some of the best of BC right in our backyards.

“Top of mind for all of us needs to be: fewer faces, smaller groups, shorter time together and bigger spaces. Always thinking about location, duration and our relations will help to keep all of us safe.”

Over the May long weekend, it is especially important to continue to adhere to safe social interaction rules and work to keep BC’s curve flat.

To participate in the BC Centre for Disease Control's COVID-19 survey, Your story, our future, visit:
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/covid-19-survey 
For those who cannot complete the survey online, or need assistance in another language, call 1 833 707-1900 to take the survey over the phone. Assistance is available seven days a week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Pacific time in 150 languages. 

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