B.C. health officials to provide Thursday coronavirus update

British Columbia health officials are slated to provide their latest update on the province’s novel coronavirus response at 3 p.m. PT on Thursday.

Global News will stream the briefing live here and on our Facebook page and will carry it on BC1.

Officials are expected to provide their usual progress update, along with a new round of epidemic modelling.

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Earlier Thursday, the federal government announced a new one-time, $300 COVID-19 support payment for seniors in July.

New federal modelling on Thursday also projected up to 9,400 coronavirus deaths nationally by mid-June.

That death toll remains heavily driven by fatalities in Ontario and Quebec.

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British Columbia announced just one new death and 22 new cases of the virus on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday, B.C. had confirmed a total of 2,623 cases, more than 85 per cent of whom have recovered, and 166 deaths.

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