Coronavirus Canada updates: What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Vancouver Island has 9 active cases of COVID-19
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Vancouver Island has 9 active cases of COVID-19

British Columbians continue to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in the province.

In the past seven days, there have been 56 new cases, the lowest number of any week since a public health emergency was declared on March 18.

The province is in its second phase of its restart plan, which has seen the gradual reopening of businesses including restaurants, shopping centres, and personal services like hair stylists.

There are still 228 active cases in B.C. Thirty-four people remain in hospital, six of them in intensive care. The others are recovering at home.

A total of 2,562 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the province and 164 people have died.

Monday marks the part-time re-opening of schools across the province. Schools will have to follow rigorous cleaning procedures, physical distancing guidelines, and follow other provincial health protocol.

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