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- Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

"We are announcing 53 new cases, for a total of 1,174 cases in British Columbia.

"Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 541 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 412 are in the Fraser Health region, 74 are in the Island Health region, 126 are in the Interior Health region and 21 are in the Northern Health region.

"There have been 35 COVID-19 related deaths in British Columbia. In the last 24 hours, we are saddened to report a further four deaths in the Vancouver Coastal health region. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones.

"There are now 22 long-term care and assisted living facilities in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser health regions with a combined 176 cases of COVID-19. Residents in these facilities are the most vulnerable citizens, and efforts to protect them continue to be a major focus of our health teams.

"To date, 673 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and no longer have isolation requirements.

"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 146 individuals are currently hospitalized, 64 of those are in intensive care and the remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

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Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.

(Previous numbers in brackets)

New Cases – 53

Total Cases – 1,174 (1,121)

Patients in Hospital – 146 (149)

Patients in ICU – 64 (68)

Recovered – 641 (641)

New Deaths – 4

Totals Deaths – 35 (31)

Health region breakdown;

Vancouver Coastal – 541 (525)

Fraser – 412 (386)

Island – 74 (72)

Interior – 126 (121)

Northern – 21 (17)

Dr. Henry did not make any new public health orders.

More to come.

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