Another person has died from the coronavirus as the number of new cases continues to rise in British Columbia.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, announced on March 28 that there are 92 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing the province’s overall total to 884.
Henry also announced that there has been an additional death due to COVID-19, bringing the province’s death toll to 17.
“Our cases are continuing to increase,'” Henry said. “We know that. We know that people who have been exposed in the last two weeks are continuing to get sick.”
Of the 884 cases in the province, there are 60 cases in Island Health, an increase of three from March 27, 444 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 291 in Fraser Health, 77 in Interior Health, and 12 in Northern Health.
There are now a total of 81 people currently in hospital because of the virus, with 52 in intensive care, according to Henry, who said there are also 12 long-term care homes that have had individuals test positive for the virus.
“Any severe outbreak or cluster of cases is going to tip the scales for us,” she said. “We are at that very critical point where we need to continue this action together. We must stay apart.”
On a positive note, there are 396 reported recoveries of the virus in B.C., according to Henry.