On Monday, April 19, B.C.'s COVID-19 update included recent case numbers as well as the addition of eight new deaths.
Dr. Bonnie Henry added that she was very saddened to report that "in recent days, we had a child with COVID who was under the age of two who has died as a result of complications from COVID-19."
"Although this child had pre-existing health conditions that complicated the illness, it was the virus that caused their death," Henry continued.
"This tragically is the youngest person in our province who has died from COVID-19," she continued, offering condolences to the family of this child.
During the same update, Dr. Henry also noted 2,960 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. over the weekend. She said that 441 people are currently hospitalized with 138 of whom in intensive care.