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COVID-19: B.C. is reporting 52 new cases and 5 more deaths since Saturday

BY , Apr 21, 2020 12:38 AM - 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)

B.C. is reporting 52 new cases of COVID-19 since Saturday, including five more deaths.

This brings the death total to 86 and the total number of cases to 1,699.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the testing strategy is now being expanded to determine how and when some of restrictions can be gradually lifted.

However, she says that won't begin until mid-May.

Henry also says the province is broadening tests to better track community spread of the virus.

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