BC health officials provide COVID-19 update at 3 p.m.

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Provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix are due to provide the latest figures on COVID-19 in the province at 3 p.m. PT.You can stream the press conference live here or on the CBC Vancouver Facebook page.

As of Wednesday, there were 1,127 active cases of infection, with 2,786 people in self-isolation following identified exposure to known cases.

There are 33 people in the hospital and 14 in intensive care. A total of 209 people have died from the virus in British Columbia.

Parents and families across the province are preparing to send students back to school.

Education Minister Rob Fleming said on Thursday that the $ 242 million federal funding to reopen BC schools will be returned to school districts based on their needs over the coming months.

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