Coronavirus Canada update: Three more deaths in British Columbia

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Coronavirus Canada update: Three more deaths in British Columbia
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Three people in long-term care homes in British Columbia have passed in the last 24 hours, according to health officials.

Two of the victims were in the Vancouver Coastal Region and the third was in Fraser Health.

To go along with the fatalities, there are 27 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, increasing their total case count to 1,517. Among those cases are 942 people who have recovered from the respiratory illness, while 132 patients are in hospital, including 58 in intensive care.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said there are COVID-19 outbreaks in 21 different long-term care facilities across B.C., the latest being the South Granville Park Lodge in Vancouver.

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