BEFORE CHRIST. announces 4 new deaths from COVID-19 as cases in poultry farms increase

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Four other residents of British Columbia’s long-term care homes have died from COVID-19, officials said on Wednesday.

Provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry said the death toll from coronaviruses in the province now stands at 109 people, more than half of whom are in long-term care and assisted living facilities.

Henry reported 34 new cases of the virus, including isolated cases from two other long-term care homes.

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One of these houses, Langley Lodge, had previously declared a COVID-19 outbreak over.

Significant outbreaks at two poultry processing plants in Greater Vancouver also worsened on Wednesday, now accounting for 92 cases. On Wednesday, a unique case was identified in two new meat processing plants in the Lower Mainland.

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Of the 2,087 total confirmed cases in British Columbia, more than 62% have fully recovered, said Henry.

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The number of people hospitalized for the disease fell to 89 on Wednesday, while the number of people in intensive care fell to 35.

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