The Latest: Canada records its 1st death from new virus
March 9, 2020 12:28PM AKDT
ROME (AP) – Canadian health officials say a man has died of the new virus at a seniors care home in North Vancouver in what is believed to be the first COVID-19 death in that country. British Columbia Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says two elderly residents of the Lynn Valley Care Centre facility had been diagnosed with the virus this weekend. Henry says the diagnoses followed an earlier diagnosis of a worker at the care home, making the cases especially concerning as examples of community transmission. There are now 32 cases of the new coronavirus in British Columbia and more than 70 in Canada.