Coronavirus Canada updates: Three people die in B.C. long-term care homes

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Three people die in B.C. long-term care homes
Coronavirus Canada updates: Three people die in B.C. long-term care homes

Three residents of long-term care homes in British Columbia have passed away after contracting COVID-19, increasing the province’s death toll to 81.

There are still 20 long-term care facilities in the province that are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks.

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also announced 29 new cases, bringing their total to 1,647. The outbreak at the federal correctional facility in Mission, B.C. continues to get worse, with 60 inmates and 10 staff members having contracted the virus.

The number of people in hospital continues to decrease, with there now being 115 patients, a decrease of four since yesterday. Fifty-four people are in intensive care, while 987 people have recovered.

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