BC health officials announce 3 new deaths from coronavirus

Mar 17 2020, 3:14 pm

British Columbia Health Officials have announced three new deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry addressed reporters on Tuesday afternoon, saying that “we need to think about now and what we’re doing now.”

There have also been 83 new cases confirmed in the province. There are now 186 in total in BC.

The total number of deaths in Canada due to coronavirus is up to eight, with 7 deaths in BC, and one death in Ontario announced today.

On Monday, Henry announced that 30 new cases of coronavirus had been discovered in the province. Three people passed away as a result of the virus, all of whom were residents of the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, which saw an outbreak of cases over the past two weeks.

Henry also said that the government had moved to cancel gatherings of more than 50 people. Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart later declared that all bars, lounges, and restaurants would be closed on St. Patrick’s Day, in hopes of containing the spread of coronavirus.

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With coronavirus on the rise, BC public health authorities are reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.