Four more COVID-19 patients have passed away, according to provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, bringing B.C.’s death toll to 35.
Three of them are related to the Lynn Valley and Haro Park care homes.
Henry said there are now 22 care homes across the province with a COVID-19 outbreak, sharing a total of 176 cases. The majority are at Lynn Valley and Haro Park.
Along with the fatalities, 53 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in the province, bringing the total to 1174. In positive news, said Henry, there are now three less people in hospital than yesterday; among the now 146 patients, 64 are in intensive care.
Of the province’s total cases, 673 have now recovered from the virus. As of April 3, B.C. health officials have completed 47,352 tests.