Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that three more people have died in British Columbia after contracting COVID-19, increasing the province’s death toll to 75.
One of the victims includes the first fatality in the Interior Health region, involving a man in 60s who was recovering at home.
Along with the deaths, there are 44 more cases of COVID-19, increasing the province’s case count to 1561. Among those cases, are 955 people who have recovered.
Henry said there haven’t been any new outbreaks in long-term care homes, but there are now 265 patients linked to the previously reported 21 facilities across the province.
There are now also 48 cases at the federal correctional facility in Mission, B.C., while seven of the inmates are in hospital. They’re part of the 131 people across the province in hospital, which also includes 59 people in intensive care.