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Health officials update COVID-19 numbers

By Hannah Scott, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

Published 10:52 PDT, Wed April 1, 2020

Last Updated: 4:01 PDT, Wed April 1, 2020

There are now a total of 1,013 cases of COVID-19 in BC, health minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said yesterday.

Every health region in British Columbia now has patients with COVID-19.

There are now 24 COVID-19 related deaths in the province. 507 people who had tested positive have recovered and no longer have isolation requirements.

Of the current cases, 128 people are hospitalized and 61 of those are in intensive care. The remaining individuals are recovering at home.

“No one is immune to this virus, but everyone can make a difference,” said Henry. “If you’re older, and you’re more likely to have severe illness from this, please stay at home to reduce your risk. If you’re younger, stay apart. That is our duty, to make sure that we’re not connecting and transmitting this virus between us and bringing it home to those that we care about in our family and our community.”

For non-medical questions about COVID-19, call 1-888-COVID-19 (1-888-268-4319) or visit www.gov.bc.ca/covid19.

For a full listing of provincial health officer guidance, visit www.gov.bc.ca/phoguidance

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