COVID-19: B.C. health authorities report 10 new cases, one new death


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On Friday, provincial health officials confirmed 10 new cases of COVID-19 and one death overnight.

Updated figures from provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix indicate the total number of cases in British Columbia. at 2878 and a total of deaths at 174.

A total of 2,545 people who tested positive recovered and there are 159 active cases of COVID-19, including 17 hospitalized and five in intensive care.

The COVID-19 outbreak at Nicola Lodge, a retirement home in Port Coquitlam, has been declared ended.

Five long-term care facilities, one short-term care facility and two other community locations are still experiencing outbreaks.

Henry and Dix also commented on data released Friday by the First Nations Health Authority showing that only 86 First Nations people in British Columbia. have tested positive for COVID-19.

“The low impact of COVID-19 on the Aboriginal peoples of British Columbia, what we have seen so far, is the result of continuous collaboration and an unwavering commitment from community and health leaders to implement put in place appropriate measures to protect communities, ”they said.

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