Coronavirus Canada updates: Two new COVID-19 victims in B.C.

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Coronavirus Canada updates: Two new COVID-19 victims in B.C.
Coronavirus Canada updates: Two new COVID-19 victims in B.C.

British Columbia.’s health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced two more fatalities in the province, increasing its death toll to 111.

One of the victims was a resident of a long-term care home, while the other died in hospital in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

Twenty-five new cases were identified, for a total of 2,112. Of their patients, 1,322 of them have recovered from the respiratory virus, an increase of 17.

There remains 24 ongoing outbreaks around the province in long-term care, acute care and assisted living facilities, while 12 have been declared over. Among the active outbreaks there are 256 residents and 153 staff who have been infected with COVID-19.

Henry didn’t announce any new cases at the two B.C. chicken plants. There remains 50 cases linked to Superior Poultry Processors in Coquitlam, B.C., and 42 linked to the United Poultry processing plant in East Vancouver.

Twelve more inmates have tested positive at the Mission Institution, a medium security correctional facility, for a total of 120.

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