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Two COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported on Vancouver Island

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Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says another six people have died from complications related to the COVID-19 virus, with two of those deaths on Vancouver Island.

Dr. Henry says the majority of the 31 deaths from COVID-19 related causes have been among residents of long-term care homes.

She says there were 55 news cases to report on Thursday, for a total of 1,121 in British Columbia. Seventy-two cases are on Vancouver Island.

A total of 641 people have recovered, over half of the province’s COVID-19 patients.

One hundred and forty-nine people are in hospital and 68 people are in intensive care.

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Dr. Henry says “the number of cases in B.C. is growing, the number of cases hospitalized is growing.”

However, she also says “we are seeing the growth in a manageable way here in BC, probably because of all the measures we are taking.”

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