Coronavirus: B.C. health officials to provide Monday update on COVID-19

B.C. health officials will provide an update on the novel coronavirus pandemic in the province on Monday morning.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will hold a news conference at 10 a.m.

1:45Coronavirus response Sunday and Monday

Coronavirus response Sunday and Monday

Seventy-six new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Saturday, bringing B.C.’s total to 424.

Officials also confirmed that a 10th person has died from the virus, again linked to the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver. Nine of the 10 COVID-19 deaths in B.C. have been linked to that facility.

Twenty-seven people are in hospital, with 12 of them in intensive care.

Cases have been confirmed at five long-term care homes in Metro Vancouver.

2:09Enforcing social distancing during the coronavirus crisis

Enforcing social distancing during the coronavirus crisis

Over the weekend, Fraser Health confirmed a staff member at Delta View Care Centre has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Municipal officials have expressed frustration at residents who ignore measures designed to curb the pandemic.

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Coronavirus outbreak: B.C. provides data on COVID-19 cases in province

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says fines, business closures, and other penalties could be on the way to enforce social-distancing.

Stewart said council will meet virtually on Monday morning to vote on an amendment to the city’s emergency powers bylaw that would allow bylaw officers to issue penalties to anyone either gathering in large groups or not doing what they can to keep two metres apart.

— With files from Sean Boynton

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