British Columbia’s provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix gave an update on the latest COVID-19 cases in the province on Wednesday, and discussed the provincial government’s ongoing response to the pandemic.

British Columbia has reported one new death from COVID-19 and 16 new cases of the virus. Henry said more than 78 per cent of B.C.’s 2,376 COVID-19 cases had fully recovered. The province’s death toll from the pandemic now stands at 132.

The number of people in hospital had fallen by four to 59 patients, she said. Just 14 of those remain in intensive care.

Henry said there were no new community outbreaks of the virus, but that the number of people living or working in long-term care who have tested positive has climbed to 489.

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