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COVID-19: 11 more deaths reported in British Columbia, number of deaths rise to 69

BY , Apr 14, 2020 12:17 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

British Columbia is reporting 11 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the province's total to 69.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says B.C.'s total number of cases has increased to 1,490, up 45 from Saturday.

Henry says 137 people are in hospital, with 58 of those in intensive care.

She says there remains 20 long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks.

Henry says a COVID-19 outbreak at the federal Mission Institution is causing concerns, with 35 positive cases and eight people now in hospital.

Henry says all efforts are underway to contain the outbreak at the prison.

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