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7 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C.

BY , Mar 11, 2020 12:28 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry responds to questions during a news conference about the provincial response to the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Friday, March 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Seven additional people in British Columbia have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 39.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says two of the new cases are health care workers at the same long term care facility where a small outbreak has already been identified.

A total of eight cases are now linked to the Lynn Valley Care Centre, including two family members or close contacts of a health-care worker.

Henry says the initial health-care worker who tested positive at the seniors facility has been admitted to hospital for monitoring, adding that no additional residents of the facility tested positive today.

Three of today's cases are travel-related, including a woman who was on a tour in Egypt, a person who returned from Germany and a man in his 90s who was on the Grand Princess cruise.

Henry says a woman in her 80s who was recently admitted to an intensive care unit in critical condition has been released from hospital.

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