BEFORE CHRIST. confirms 1 additional death, 29 new cases of COVID-19

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The number of people in British Columbia hospitalized for COVID-19 has dropped to 73, including 20 patients in intensive care units, officials said on Friday.

In the past 24 hours, the province has confirmed 29 new cases of the virus, according to a written statement from provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix.

There has also been another death since Thursday, which means that 127 British Columbians have now died from the disease.

The province has recorded 2,315 positive cases of COVID-19.

No new hatching

Friday’s update indicates that there have been no new outbreaks in long-term care or assisted living facilities. A total of 16 facilities and five acute care units have active cases and outbreaks have now been reported in 18 care facilities.

There has been no change in the number of positive cases confirmed for ongoing outbreaks at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, United Poultry in Vancouver or the Mission Correctional Center.

There are now 61 positive cases at Superior Poultry in Coquitlam and 17 related to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

Since the start of the pandemic, 1,579 people have recovered from their COVID-19 symptoms in British Columbia.

Mother’s day weekend

As we head into Mother’s Day weekend, health officials have cheered on British Columbia. residents to celebrate but also to avoid close physical contact with family members outside of an individual’s immediate home.

“This weekend is Mother’s Day and a time to celebrate and honor someone important to us. We can all do something special for our mothers, whether close or far, in your home bubble or not, “said Henry and Dix in the statement. .

“If your mother is older, waiting for surgery, or has an underlying illness, celebrate at a safe distance. Give your mother the gift of staying safe and healthy. “

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