BEFORE CHRIST. Announces 95 New Cases of COVID-19 As Tests Develop

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According to Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health worker, there are 95 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, a peak which brought the total number of cases to 1,948 on Saturday.

Henry said that part of the reason for the dramatic increase in the number of cases is due to additional testing related to community outbreaks at a federal prison and a poultry processing plant.

Forty of the new cases are linked to the federally run Mission Institution, where 106 inmates and 12 staff have been confirmed to have contracted the virus. An inmate from the federal prison died from complications from COVID-19 earlier this month.

Henry said there were also 16 new cases at Superior Poultry, a processing plant in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and 11 new cases related to an outbreak at a work site in Cold Lake, Alberta.

She also announced two new deaths, bringing the province’s total to 100. One of these deaths marked the first recorded death related to one of the province’s many First Nations communities.

“This is a tragedy that goes beyond us, it is a tragedy for all of us,” said Henry, his voice wavering.

“Our elders, especially in our First Nations communities, are custodians of culture and history. When they get sick and die, we all lose. ”

Henry said there are currently 96 people in the hospital, 41 of whom are in intensive care. She also said that a total of 1,137 people have recovered from the disease.


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