B.C. now has a total of 2,087 COVID-19 cases according to new numbers announced by B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix this afternoon (April 29).
Henry says there have been 34 new cases in the past 24 hours.
Northern Health sits at 46 test-positive confirmed cases with another recorded in the past day.
However, 41 of those cases have fully recovered, accounting for 89 per cent of the total.
There are 811 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 941 in Fraser Health, 120 on Vancouver Island and 169 in Interior Health.
-4 new deaths over past 24 hours, total is now 109— jess fedigan (@jj_fedigan) April 29, 2020
-89 hospitalized in B.C.
-1,305 have recovered from the virus provincially
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There have been two new outbreaks in long-term care facilities. There are 24 active outbreaks in long-term facilities and three acute care unit outbreaks in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions. Outbreaks are declared over at 13 care facilities.
Fifty of the cases are related to the ongoing outbreak at Superior Poultry, a chicken processing plant in Coquitlam. Meanwhile, the amount of positive cases related to the initial outbreak announced earlier this week at United Poultry Company Ltd., a Vancouver processing plant, remains steady at 42.
Henry says details about how a new normal will possibly unfold will be released next week, with new modeling expected on Monday #COVIDー19 #COVID19BC #drbonniehenry #BC #virus #update #coronavirus #outbreak #WHO @PGMatters— jess fedigan (@jj_fedigan) April 29, 2020
There are 89 people in hospitals across B.C. with 35 of those cases in ICU and critical care.
Officials added there have been four new deaths which brings the total to 109 provincial wide.
Henry said 1305 have recovered from the virus and are no longer required to be in isolation.
- with files from Alana Shepert, Vancouver Is Awesome