Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry gave a COVID-19 update on Monday, April 26th. (Province of British Columbia)
Story by Catherine Garrett, Vista Radio staff
Two children under the age of two have now died of COVID-19 in B.C.
Provincial Health Officer Doctor Bonnie Henry says the death of an infant in January was caused by the virus.
A recent coroner’s investigation has confirmed the cause, she added.
The child was from the Interior, but was being treated at B.C. Children’s Hospital.
No further information will be released, however, Henry confirmed this is the youngest person in the province to die of COVID-19.
Last week, a child under the age of two died of COVID-19 in Fraser Health, also at B.C. Children’s Hospital.
This comes as B.C. reports 2,491 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, including 104 in Northern Health.
17 people have died over the weekend, the death toll has climbed to 1,571.
There are 8,199 active cases, including 484patients in hospital and 158 in ICU.
126,249 cases have now been reported in B.C.
12,340 people are in isolation.
1,635,372 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Breakdown by day:
Fri – Sat: +881
Sat – Sun: +847
Sun – Mon: +763
Breakdown by health authority
Vancouver Coastal: +466
Fraser Health: +1,632
Outside Canada: +1
Death breakdown by age: