B.C. reports another death on Vancouver Island due to COVID-19

B.C. reports another death on Vancouver Island due to COVID-19
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B.C. health officials say one person has died within the Island Health region due to COVID-19.

Another person on Vancouver Island has died as a result of COVID-19.

Health officials reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia on May 6, bringing the province’s overall total to 2,255.

Officials also reported three new deaths due to the coronavirus, including one death in the Island Health region, bringing the provincial death toll to 124.

The additional death within the Island Health region means five people from the Island region have now died from the virus.

Of the 2,255 cases in B.C., 1,046 cases are in the Fraser Health region, 852 cases are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 179 cases are in the Interior Health region, 124 cases are in the Island Health region, and 54 are in the Northern Health region.

The number of new cases within the Island Health region has not increased since May 4, when the province reported three new cases of the virus.

A total of 74 individuals with COVID-19 are currently in hospital, with 19 of those in intensive care.

There are seven confirmed positive cases at Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry, 56 at Superior Poultry in Coquitlam, and 35 at United Poultry in Vancouver, according to health officials.

A combined total of 134 inmates and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Mission Institution federal correctional centre and there are 16 cases related to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

On a positive note, a total of 1,494 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have since recovered. There were also no new reported outbreaks associated with long-term care or assisted-living facilities.

A total of 17 facilities and five acute-care units have active outbreaks, while outbreaks at 17 other care facilities have now been declared over.

The Island Health region covers all of Vancouver Island as well as an area of coast land south of Bella Coola and north of Desolation Sound.

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated there were four deaths in Island Health as of May 6 instead of five. CHEK News regrets the error. 


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