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Three more COVID-19 deaths in B.C., fewest ICU cases in weeks

Last Updated May 6, 2020 at 7:18 pm PDT

FILE - Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, speaking at a conference May 6, 2020. (Courtesy Flickr:bcgovphotos)
Summary

B.C. has recorded three more deaths from COVID-19 along with 23 new case

More people are feeling better with the overall recovery rate improving to just over 66 per cent

B.C.'s plan to reopen the economy is set to be released on Wednesday afternoon

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) —Three more people have succumbed to COVID-19 in B.C., bringing the provincial death toll to 124, according to the province.

Another 23 cases of the virus were reported, meaning 2,255 people have tested positive in the province.

Of the 74 patients hospitalized, 19 are in critical care, which is down by two since Tuesday.

The number of people in intensive care Wednesday is the lowest it has been in six weeks.

And health officials announced there are no new long-term care or assisted-living facility outbreaks.

“In total, 17 facilities and five acute-care units have active outbreaks, with outbreaks now declared over at 17 care facilities,” a joint statement from Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, and Dr. Bonnie Henry reads.

The recovery rate in B.C. remains at 66 per cent.

“To date, 1,494 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.”

Meantime, the province is keeping a close eye on Victoria as the government will be rolling out its plan to reopen the economy around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday.

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“As Premier John Horgan has said, finding the right balance in this next phase of COVID-19 requires all us to work together, to follow our playbook principles and remember the basics of keeping a safe physical distance from others, with fewer faces and open spaces,” the release from B.C. health officials reads.