B.C. health officials confirm first Canadian fatality due to COVID-19 at a North Vancouver long-term care home

At least 68 across Canada have contracted the disease

Health officials in British Columbia have confirmed Canada’s first death in connection to COVID-19.

A resident of a long-term care home has died after contracting the disease at a facility linked to three other cases.

At least 68 people across Canada, including 34 in Ontario (as of Monday morning) have contracted the disease. The Ontario Government is updating its dedicated COVID-19 website twice daily, at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm, with new information about infections. It includes the gender, age, local health unit, and hospital involved in positive test results. This up-to-date information can be viewed here.

Simcoe County’s Associate Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Colin Lee, maintains the best defence against contracting COVID-19 is vigorous handwashing. “When one washes their hands, the time that it takes to adequately wash is 20 seconds, that’s what you’re aiming for,” Dr. Lee told Barrie 360.