First COVID-19 death announced for the north - 317 new cases announced in BC

Northern Health total now sits at 216 cases.

Northern Health has its first COVID-19 related death.

Dr. Bonnie Henry noted the death this afternoon during 317 new cases over the past three days in BC, including 4 epi-linked case since reported on Friday, for a total of 7,279 cases in BC.

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"There are 1,594 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, 3,047 people who are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases, and 5,446 people who tested positive have recovered. 58 individuals are hospitalized, 16 of whom are in ICU," she said.

"We all must hold steady and get ready for what lies ahead."

There have been six new COVID-19 related deaths, for a total of 219 deaths in British Columbia.

Northern Health – 216

Vancouver Coastal Health – 2,557

Fraser Health – 3,754

Vancouver Island – 195

Interior Health – 473

Outside Canada – 84

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