14 people have now died from coronavirus in BC

Mar 25 2020, 3:11 pm

After BC health officials announced 145 more COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the province’s total number to 617, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said on Wednesday that another person in the province has passed away due to coronavirus.

Henry also said that 42 news cases have now been identified in the province, bringing the total to 659.

By region, there are 339 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 218 in Fraser Health, 47 on Vancouver Island, 46 in the Interior and nine cases in the north.

“We have one additional long-term care home in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, where one healthcare worker has been detected with COVID-19, and that is the Broadway Pentecostal Lodge in Vancouver,” said Henry.

In terms of the other care homes that have been dealing with outbreaks, Henry said there are no new cases at the Lynn Valley Care Centre, but it is where the most recent death has occurred.

At the Hollyburn, Delta View, and Dufferin, Little Mountain, and Evergreen Heights care homes, there has been “no change in the number of residents or staff affected,” said Henry.

However, there has been an increase at Haro Park, “where we now have 28 residents and 27 staff who have been affected.”

Overall, Henry said that 64 people are currently hospitalized in BC, and of those, 26 are in intensive care units.

She noted that “on the positive side, we now have 183 people who have fully recovered from COVID-19 in BC.”

More to come…