Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced 18 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia.

The provincial count now stands at 2,507, with 310 active cases, and 2,042 people who have now fully recovered.

One new case was reported on Vancouver Island, with the total now sitting at 127.

This case involves a person who has completed their self-isolation in Alberta and has recovered.

Sadly, three new deaths were announced, bringing the death toll in B.C. to 155.

Dr. Henry says that “we are finding our new balance between protecting our health and reopening many of the businesses and activities that are important to all of us.”

She adds that British Columbians have been using the WorkSafeBC public health guidelines and the rules for safe social interactions to increase their activities while protecting employees, customers, friends and family.

“This approach – moving slowly, with patience and care – is our way forward. We have made great strides to flatten our curve, and we must continue with our efforts. Let’s keep going, together.”

So far, just under 128,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted here in the province.