Six other people have died from the new coronavirus in British Columbia, health officials said on Thursday as the total number of cases identified worldwide exceeded one million.
BEFORE CHRIST. provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the new deaths during her daily pandemic briefing. A total of 31 people died from the virus in the province.
Thursday’s new deaths exceeded five health officials announced on Tuesday, making the past 24 hours the deadliest period of the pandemic in British Columbia. until there.
Henry also announced 55 new positive tests for the virus, bringing to 1,121 the total number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the province.
Of these, 149 are hospitalized for the virus and 68 are in intensive care units across the province.
Four of the six new deaths announced Thursday occurred in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions, where all deaths in the province have been recorded to date.
The two remaining deaths have been recorded on Vancouver Island, the first time someone has died of the virus in the province outside the Lower Mainland.
The majority of British Columbia’s total positive tests for COVID-19 were found in the Lower Mainland, with 525 recorded at Vancouver Coastal Health and 386 at Fraser Health.
There are also 21 long-term care homes in these two regions where new coronavirus outbreaks have been discovered. Many of those who died in the province resided in such institutions.
Elsewhere in British Columbia, 72 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Island Health region, 121 in the Interior Health region and 17 in the Northern Health region.
Henry also announced a new “community outbreak” in the domestic health area on Thursday: An inmate from the Okanagan Correctional Center tested positive for the virus, she said.
This is a developing story and will be updated
A US sign language translation of today’s press conference is available on the provincial government’s YouTube page.