B.C. health officials to provide coronavirus update

Health officials are set to provide an update on the coronavirus in B.C. this afternoon.

Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, will speak from Vancouver at 12:30 p.m. PT.

The pair have been holding weekly media updates on the novel coronavirus.

On Tuesday, Henry said there has been no new cases reported in B.C. in the past week.

There are currently four confirmed cases of the virus in the province, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

All of the people who contracted the virus are in stable condition said Henry.

The BCCDC says as of Feb. 6, 264 individuals have been tested for the coronavirus in the province.

China’s National Health Commission has reported 5,090 new coronavirus cases on the mainland, for a total of 63,851. There have been 121 new deaths, bringing the death toll in mainland China to 1,380.

Chinese officials say 1,716 health-care workers have been infected, and six have died.

Public health officials say the risk is low in Canada.