Canada’s 1st COVID-19-related death recorded in B.C.

The first COVID-19 related death in Canada has been recorded in B.C.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said a male resident of the Lynn Valley care home that had been identified as a COVID-19 hotspot has passed away.

Henry said two more residents of the home in North Vancouver, B.C., have tested positive.

The number of cases of the viral infection confirmed in B.C. has now risen to 32.

On the weekend, Dix urged British Columbians to avoid travelling on cruise ships, a message that was reinforced earlier Monday by Canada’s chief public health officer Theresa Tam. 

“I’ve asked Canadians to think twice about being on cruise ships. Today, the Public Health Agency of Canada is recommending that Canadians avoid all cruise ship travel due to COVID-19,” Tam said.

“The risk to the general population remains low, but this could change rapidly. We are most concerned for Canada’s vulnerable populations.”

More to come.

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