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Canada records its 1st death from new virus

Canada records its 1st death from new virus Photo: WDIO/MGN

The Associated Press
Created: March 09, 2020 02:00 PM

Canadian health officials say a man has died of the new virus at a seniors care home in North Vancouver in what is believed to be the first COVID-19 death in the country.

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British Columbia Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced on the weekend that two elderly residents of the Lynn Valley Care Centre facility had been diagnosed with the virus.

Henry says the diagnoses followed an earlier diagnosis of a worker at the care home, making the cases especially concerning as examples of community transmission.

Health officials described the situation at the care center as an "outbreak."

There are now 32 cases of the new coronavirus in British Columbia and more than 70 in Canada.

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