Twenty-eight British Columbians have died due to complications from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, B.C. health officials confirmed Thursday (Dec. 10).
In a somber update, Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry gave their condolences to the families who most recently lost a loved one in the ongoing pandemic.
All but two of those who passed away were living in long-term facilities or care homes. A total of 587 people have died since COVID-19 was first confirmed in the province in January. Roughly 145 of those deaths have happened in the first 10 days of December.
B.C. also recorded 723 new COVID-19 cases since Wednesday.
There are currently 9,524 active cases. Health officials said 346 people are in hospital with the virus, 83 of whom who are in critical or intensive care.
More to come.