Dr. Bonnie Henry reports only four new cases of COVID-19 today in British Columbia
Across the border in Washington state, there were 307 new cases
As many other jurisdictions in North America continue to deal significant numbers of new COVID-19 cases, B.C. appears to be planking the curve—for now.
Today, the provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, reported only four new cases. That brings B.C.'s total of confirmed positive test results to 2,562.
There are 34 people in hospital with COVID-19, including six in intensive care.
The other 188 B.C. residents with the disease are recovering at home. And there were no new deaths in B.C. reported today, keeping the total number of fatalities at 164.
Across the border in Washington state, there have been 21,071 positive test results and 1,111 deaths, including five more today.
Washington state also reported 307 new COVID-19 cases today.
Meanwhile, the Trudeau government extended a ban on cruise ships in Canadian waters until October.
In a joint statement, Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix praised this as "the right thing to do for our country and our province right now to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 into our coastal communities".