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Coroner investigation confirms infant from Interior died of COVID-19

Two children under the age of 2 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 COVID-19.

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 in Vancouver.

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 also died of COVID-19 in Fraser Health, also at B.C. Children’s Hospital.

This news comes as B.C. reports 2,491 cases of COVID-19 over the course of three days, including 104 in Northern Health.

17 people have died over the weekend, 1,571 people have passed away in B.C.

There are 8,199 active cases across the province, including 484 COVID-19 patients in hospital and 158 in ICU.

126,249 cases have been reported in B.C.

12,340 people are in isolation.

1,635,372 people have recieved at least one dose of their 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

Interior: +206

Northern: +104

Outside Canada: +1

Death breakdown by age:

90+: 2

80-89: 7

70-79: 5

60-69: 2

50-59: 1

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