BC health officials announce 29 new coronavirus cases, four more deaths

Apr 23 2020, 3:16 pm

On Thursday, British Columbia health officials announced 29 new test-positive coronavirus cases and another four deaths as a result of the virus.

During a press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the total number of recorded cases in the province now sits at 1,824.

Broken down by health region, Henry said there are 755 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 760 in Fraser Health, 111 on Vancouver Island, 156 in Interior Health, and 42 in Northern Health.

Out of the total number of cases, 103 people are in hospital, with 44 of those in intensive care. A total of 1,092 people “are now considered fully recovered,” said Henry.

In addition, Henry announced a new community outbreak at Superior Poultry Processors plant in Coquitlam, where two people have tested positive. This is a sister plant to the United Poultry Plant in Vancouver, where an outbreak was announced earlier this week. Currently, 29 people have tested positive at that plant.