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Coronavirus: B.C. confirms 2 new deaths, 67 new cases

B.C. health officials confirm 2 new deaths, 67 new cases of COVID-19
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Two more people have died of the novel coronavirus in B.C., as the province confirmed 67 new cases on Friday.

There are now 792 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 16 deaths.

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The number of people in hospital because of the virus climbed to 73.

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Both new deaths were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

The majority of the deaths in B.C. so far have been linked to North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Care Centre.

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Earlier Thursday, COVID-19 cases were confirmed at three other B.C. seniors’ homes, two in the Fraser Health Authority and one in Campbell River.

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In a positive development, the province said 275 people had fully recovered as of Friday.

Around the province, there are 391 confirmed cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 262 in the Fraser Health region, 57 in the Island Health region, 70 in the Interior Health region and 12 in the Northern Health region.