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Got COVID-19 questions? Coquitlam has information on its website

City of Coquitlam is distributing information on the novel coronavirus and what it's doing to help stop its spread
Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks at press conference
Dr. Bonnie Henry, speaking a news conference about COVID-19, on Friday in Vancouver. March 6, 2020

The city of Coquitlam has established a page on its website to distribute information on COVID-19 to the community and is putting up hand-washing notices at all city facility washrooms.

The page will include updates on city actions as guided by the health authorities, the website notes.

“We know that members of our community may have concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and the city will be providing updates, as required, on the impacts to Coquitlam programs, services and facilities,” the website notes.

It’s being established as the novel coronavirus claims its first death in B.C. and Canada.

Monday, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported that a man in his 80s with underlying health issues died at Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver.

As well, the province has announced five more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of in cases in B.C. to 32.

More information about the latest coronavirus cases is available here: 

Coronavirus claims first death in BC and Canada

The province has also increased the frequency of its COVID-19 updates for the immediate future, with plans to hold press conferences daily through the work week at 3:30 p.m., with additional briefings on the weekend as needed.

Dr. Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix expressed condolences to the family of the man who died at the North Vancouver care home.