Five more people have died from coronavirus in BC

Mar 31 2020, 3:15 pm

Five more people have died from coronavirus in BC and 43 new cases have now been identified in the province, health officials said on Tuesday.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the total number of recorded cases in the province now sits at 1,013, and the total number of deaths now sits at 24.

Out of the total number of deaths, most were residents of long-term care homes, and all but one person (in their 60s), were people in their 70s, 80s, or 9os, she said.

Broken down by health region, Henry said there are 476 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 348 in Fraser Health, 67 on Vancouver Island, 107 in Interior Health, and 15 in Northern Health.

A total of 19 long-term care homes in the province have now had a patient or member of staff test positive, as well.

And out of the total number of cases, 128 people are in hospital, with 61 of those in intensive care; 507 people have fully recovered and are out of isolation.