B.C. health officials to provide Saturday COVID-19 update

British Columbia health officials are scheduled to provide their latest update on the province’s novel coronavirus response at 1 p.m. PT, Saturday.

Global News will stream the briefing live here, on our Facebook page and carry it on BC1.

Earlier Saturday, Canada’s national death toll from the virus surpassed 7,000.

On Friday, B.C. reported just four new cases of COVID-19, and no new deaths.

It brings the total number of confirmed cases in B.C. to 2,562, nearly 85 per cent of which have recovered.

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The number of active cases B.C. is managing dropped to 221, as of Friday. Of those, 34 patients are in hospital, six of them in intensive care.

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