Victoria, BC (WNews Vancouver) – Sadly, 28 new deaths has been recorded since yesterday from COVID19. The highest since the start of the pandemic.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the fatalities, along with 723 new cases of the virus, during her Thursday briefing.
Twelve of the deaths were in the Fraser Health region, 15 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and one was on Vancouver Island. All but two of the new deaths were in residential care facilities, Henry said.
“These are family, these are friends, these are people who had interesting and challenging lives,” she said.
“This is a profoundly difficult day for every single one of those families, for the community and for all of us,” added Health Minister Adrian Dix
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