Premier John Horgan to address British Columbians about pandemic response

Mar 31 2020, 10:58 am

Premier John Horgan will address British Columbians in a province-wide TV message on Tuesday evening.

Horgan said on Twitter that he will be updating residents on BC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the province is “working to deliver the help people [and] businesses need in this unprecedented time.”

This will be Horgan’s first televised event to the province regarding the pandemic. A live stream of the address can be viewed online at 6:15 pm.

According to the latest BC COVID-19 update on Monday, the total number of cases in the province now sits at 970, after 16 cases were recorded on March 29, and a further 70 on March 30.

Broken down by health region, BC’s chief medical officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there are 472 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health, 323 in Fraser Health, 67 on Vancouver Island, 94 in Interior Health, and 14 in Northern Health.

Of these cases, 106 people are in hospital, with 60 of those in intensive care. In total, 469 people have now fully recovered, as well.

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