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Another new Northern Health COVID-19 case recorded, provincial total now 1,121

641 have recovered in B.C.

There are now 1,121 cases COVID-19 in B.C., with 55 new cases announced during a daily briefing today (April 2) from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix. 

This includes one new case for Northern Health for a total of 17.

There are 525 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 386 in Fraser Health, 72 on Vancouver Island and 121 in Interior Health.

There are currently 149  people in acute care in hospital, and 68 are in intensive care. There have been five more deaths: four in Vancouver Coastal Health, and one in the Fraser Health region. 

There is an additional outbreak located in a correctional facility in the interior.

Dr. Henry added there were an additional six deaths. The total in B.C. is now 31. 

Of those who have tested positive, 641 people have fully recovered and are no longer in isolation.

Earlier this week, Henry noted that there may also be a "second wave in the fall" and that current conditions will likely persist until there is a vaccine available. She remarks that infectious diseases come in waves, and that it is vital that the distancing measures the province has enacted are followed.

"We now have over a million cases worldwide," she said today. "We know that's there's a dramatic outbreak in the United States."

"The number of cases in B.C. is also growing." 

Henry underscores, however, that, "we are getting through this, and will get through this together." She stressed again that citizens must continue to do everything they can to prevent further spread of COVID-19

In regard to local travel, Henry asks everyone to forgo all non-essential travel to small, remote communities around the province. She adds that these communities may be overwhelmed and unable to support people. 

- with files from Elana Shepert, Vancouver Is Awesome