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Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, has announced the sixth case of COVID-19 in the province.

"Today, we are announcing a new case of COVID-19 in British Columbia. A woman in her 30s is presumed positive based on local testing, and samples have been sent to the National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg, Man., for final confirmation. She resides in the Fraser Health region and recently returned from Iran.

"The risk of this virus spreading within British Columbia remains low at this time. We are closely monitoring the situation in Canada and abroad. We will notify the public if the measures in B.C. change.
Dr. Henry also spoke to the unusual nature of the case coming from Iran and not China.

“The travel to Iran is something new, Iran has recently started reporting cases. We are working with our national and international colleagues to better understand where the risks and where she may have been exposed to the virus before here return to Canada.”

This morning Iran reported two deaths linked to coronavirus.


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