VANCOUVER — British Columbians will get another COVID-19 update Tuesday as health officials will reveal how many more positive tests were recorded in the province.
That update, which will come in a written statement in the afternoon, is also expected to have information on the latest deaths and outbreaks connected to the disease.
On Monday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix covered three days’ worth of case data in an afternoon briefing, revealing 1,759 more people tested positive over the weekend.
As well, 20 more people died from the coronavirus.
Henry said most of the latest fatalities involved seniors over the age of 70, but that two people in their 40s and two others in their 50s also died.
“Having an age group doesn’t represent each individual who passed away this weekend from the virus, it just helps us recognize that nobody is immune,” she said Monday.
“And that this virus still has a tremendous negative impact on our seniors and elders.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
With files from CTV News Vancouver’s Andrew Weichel
Dr. E. Kwok administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a recipient at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward