"A lot of it depends on whether people are committed, as I believe they are".
She is hopeful of a reprieve during the summer, if all restrictions and recommendations are followed in the crucial weeks ahead.
The province also announced five more deaths related to COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the provincial total to 24.
Broken down by health region, Henry said there are 476 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 348 in Fraser Health, 67 on Vancouver Island, 107 in Interior Health, and 15 in Northern Health.
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Henry notes that more people are going into ICUs, and critical care teams have recognized that putting a ventilator on a COVID-19 patient earlier means that they often stay in hospital for less time and recover quickly.
Meanwhile, Interior Health is investigating the first large community outbreak case, involving workers at Bylands Nurseries Ltd.in West Kelowna. A number of the workers have tested positive for the virus and the business is being quarantined.
"No one is immune, but everyone can make a difference".
Her statement says Vancouver Coastal Health assessed the potential for transmission at Vincent's office after he contacted the health authority and it found no risk to patients.
Of those confirmed cases, 128 people are in hospital for care, while 61 required critical care.More news: Former Marseille president Pape Diouf dies of Covid-19
"This is an extraordinary time and this is a very important measure", Dr. Henry said during a daily media briefing.
According to health officials, Vincent's is the only known death in B.C. from coronavirus "in the community" - outside of a hospital or long-term care facility. These beds, said Dix, are the result of cancelled elective surgeries. "I expect ... once we get through this, at whatever point that is, to move with as much energy, passion and compassion in addressing their surgeries as we have in dealing with COVID-19".
Also announced is the fact Royal Inland Hospital is one of 19 hospitals across the province that has been designated as a COVID-19 hospital.
Ms. Mackenzie, who was appointed six years ago by the previous provincial Liberal government, said she was not "jumping up and down in 2003", when the legislation was passed allowing nursing-home operators to move away from unionized housekeepers, dietary aides and care aides to hire private firms that provided these services.More news: USA deploys Patriot air defence system to Iraq