Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced six new cases of COVID-19 taking the total cases in British Columbia to 27.
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said that the community spread case in British Columbia is a staff member at Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver. Two cases were identified in this long-term care facility as part of an outbreak assessment at the facility in response to the staff member testing positive for COVID-19.
Dr. Bonnie Henry said that all residents of Lynn Valley Care Centre have now been screened and Vancouver Coastal teams are on-site to support the families and continue to investigate in detail.
A man in his 50s, who recently returned from travel in Iran and a woman in her 50s who is a close household contact of the person who travelled to Iran were also diagnosed with COVID-19.
The two passengers, a man and a woman, both in their 60s, from Grand Princess cruise ship from Feb. 11 to 21 are the other two cases.
Current Scenario in Canada
Currently in Canada, the total positive COVID-19 cases stand at 60, with 27 cases in British Columbia, 2 in Alberta, 28 in Ontario and 3 in Quebec. Of these 60, 8 cases, 4 each in B.C. and Ontario were fully resolved, with each of those patients having two consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart.