Another care home resident has died from coronavirus in BC

Mar 21 2020, 12:15 pm

BC announced its 10th coronavirus death Saturday.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said a ninth person has died at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, where there’s an ongoing outbreak. The residents there are elderly and many have underlying health conditions, making them vulnerable to the virus.

The remaining death occurred in the Fraser Health region.

BC’s latest death brings Canada’s death total to 19, as Ontario and Quebec also reported new deaths Saturday.

Henry repeated advice for people to practice social distancing, and ordered all “personal care” businesses such as salons in the province closed.

Henry also reported 74 new cases of the virus, bringing the provincial total to 424.

 

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