Coronavirus Canada updates: British Columbia reports 71 new cases

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Health-care worker who travelled, didn’t self-isolate, creates new cluster in New Brunswick
Coronavirus Canada updates: Health-care worker who travelled, didn’t self-isolate, creates new cluster in New Brunswick

After four straight days of recording less than 30 cases of COVID-19, British Columbia health officials have identified 71 new cases in the last 24 hours.

Three more deaths, all at long term care homes, were also reported, increasing their death toll to 90. They are among the province’s now 1,795 total cases of COVID-19.

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that four outbreaks in Fraser Health have been declared over, but that they’ve identified three new outbreaks in long-term care homes in the region.

“We continue to experience new community outbreaks. This of course is very, very concerning,” said Henry.

There are now 77 cases linked to a medium security correctional facility in Mission, B.C., which includes five inmates who are in hospital. Twenty-eight cases are still linked to poultry processing plant in East Vancouver.

Of the province’s total cases, there are 103 in hospital, including 46 in intensive care, while 1,079 people have recovered.

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