Five new deaths from COVID-19 in British Columbia, including three seniors

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VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – The province has announced five other deaths from the new coronavirus in British Columbia. Wednesday, including three seniors.

The total number of deaths in the province is now 48.

Two of the deceased seniors are from Amica Edgemont Village in North Vancouver. The other comes from the Lynn Valley Care Center, also in North Vancouver, where many deaths in British Columbia have occurred. are linked.

“Unfortunately, this continues to affect our seniors in long-term care differently,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, about COVID-19. “Our hearts also go out to the people, their families and the long-term care home care teams who do so much to try to protect and care for people.”

Another 45 positive cases of the virus were also recorded, while the number of people hospitalized and in intensive care decreased slightly.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the province now exceeds 1,300, with a cure rate of 63%.

She said 135 people are still hospitalized and 61 in intensive care with COVID-19, down three and five from the previous day, respectively.

She also said that the number of long-term care and assisted living facilities with epidemics remains at 21, but that more people are now infected, including 138 residents.

Henry added that all of the outbreaks in these facilities were in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions.

Henry referred to the increase in quarantine measures in British Columbia. the borders announced by Prime Minister John Horgan earlier today, forcing people to have individual self-isolation plans ready to be presented.

“We will work together to support each other, to continue to ensure that we can smooth the curve of this epidemic here in British Columbia,” she said. “And that means making sure we don’t have gaps in our firewall. “



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