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11 new Covid-19 fatalities in BC, province nears 1,500 cases

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11 patients have died from Covid-19 since Saturday’s update, say BC health officials.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry links the majority of the deaths to long term care homes.

Additionally, 45 new test positive cases of the virus have been identified, bringing the provincial total to 1,490.

905 people have recovered fully, approximately 61 percent of recorded cases.

Dr. Henry says hospitals have enough personal protective equipment to meet demand, but “we aren’t out of the woods yet.”

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There are 137 people in the hospital,up three from Saturday. Fifty-eight of those patients are in intensive care,  a decrease of five from Saturday.

More than 250 of B.C.’s COVID-19 cases are linked to outbreaks in 20 seniors’ homes.

The breakdown by health region:

650 Vancouver Coastal
591 Fraser Health
87 Vancouver Island
136 Interior
26 Northern Health

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