Updated: Three more people have died from Covid-19 in BC, bringing the total death count to four.
All four deaths were confirmed to be residents of the Lynn Valley Care Centre in Vancouver.
The announcement was made Monday by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix during their daily pandemic update.
They also confirmed 30 new cases of the coronavirus bringing the provincial total to 103.
Northern Health’s total case count has stayed at two. The individuals are in self-isolation at home after they were diagnosed Saturday in the Lower Mainland.
Interior Health has two cases and both are in isolation at home.
At least four new cases have been linked to a dental conference held March 6-7 in Vancouver.
Henry said the conference went forward despite provincial recommendations to cancel medical conferences at the time.
Five people have fully recovered according to Dr. Henry, though she explained ‘many more’ are now without symptoms waiting for an official clean bill of health.
Additionally, the province is lowering the limit of gatherings from 250 people down to 50.
All casinos, gaming centers, and bingo halls will be closed by midnight tonight and non-elective surgeries have been canceled.
A formal announcement on the status of schools in the province is expected tomorrow (Tuesday).
(with files from Catherine Garrett, MyPGNow)