Political representatives from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and City of Grand Forks recorded an update during the COVID-19 pandemic for the citizens of the Boundary region.
Tuesday, Grand Forks Mayor Brian Taylor and Director Roly Russell were joined on the YouTube video by guests Diane Langman, RDKB Chair, and Mark Stephens, RDKB Emergency Operations Center.
Tuesday, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer announced 43 new cases, raising the total for British Columbia to for a total of 1,013 cases.
Dr. Henry broke down the number of patients in each health region — 476 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 348 are in the Fraser Health region, 67 are in the Island Health region, 107 are in the Interior Health region and 15 are in the Northern Heath region.
Dr. Henry also said with sadness that there were five recorded deaths in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions in the last 24 hours, for a total of 24 COVID-19 related deaths in British Columbia.
Also happening Tuesday, Premier John Horgan also said the B.C. government formally extended the provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic, through the end of the day on April 14, 2020.
The next Grand Forks/Boundary City update on YouTube will be Thursday.