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BC: 48 confirmed cases at federal medium-security prison in Mission, total cases in the province-1,561

BY , Apr 15, 2020 11:30 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Health Minister Adrian Dix alongside BC Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, at a news conference in Vancouver on Friday, January 31st, 2020. (Photo-Connect News/Jawad Siddiqui)

British Columbia is reporting three more deaths and 44 new cases of COVID-19 today.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says one of those deaths represents the first in the Interior Health region, a man in his 60s who had been recovering at home.

The province's death toll is now up to 75 and the total number of cases is 1,561.

Henry says 131 people are in hospital, including 59 in critical or intensive care, while 955 people in B.C. have recovered from the disease.

She says three additional cases have been identified amid an ongoing outbreak at a West Kelowna nursery, where 26 people have tested positive so far.

There are now 48 confirmed cases at a federal medium-security prison in Mission, including seven people who are hospitalized.

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