Henry announced 43 new cases of the virus in the province and five more deaths, the province's largest one-day death toll so far.
There are 476 cases in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), 348 in Fraser Health, 67 on Vancouver Island and 107 in Interior Health.
Of those 1,013 confirmed cases, 507 have fully recovered, while 128 remain in hospitals across B.C., 61 of whom are in intensive-care units.
A worker is seen closing the curtains at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, B.C., March 25, 2020.
Like everyone else covering and following the news, it's been astonishing to hear what we've heard this month from Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix about how our city and province has changed, and is preparing for change.
Meanwhile, the province and Interior Health are investigating a COVID-19 outbreak involving temporary foreign workers at Bylands Nurseries in West Kelowna. "Interior Health became aware of a number of the workers there with respiratory illness and a number of them have now tested positive for COVID-19", she said.
"Nobody has sacrificed more than people who are waiting for surgery", he said.
Nineteen long-term care homes have been impacted by COVID19, all on the Lower Mainland. I don't believe that we will have all of these restrictions for all of that time.
"More and more I think it's less likely that we're going to be able to get back to full normal life before at least the summer".
We heard Dix say Monday at the same news conference that the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre is being set up as a 271-bed "off-site treatment centre". "This is a critical time for our first wave", she said.
"This is our critical time here in British Columbia, the next two weeks".
"We have not yet reached our peak". Henry, who has ordered the closure of restaurants and bars and prohibited gatherings of 50 people or more, continued to urge people to practise physical distancing and frequent hand washing.
"When we get through our first wave, which will likely be in a few weeks, and maybe into May, for sure, we need to start thinking about what does it look like again to understand, if we are starting to see importations again, if we are starting to see clusters and cases being transmitted in the community", Dr. Bonnie Henry said. Alberta reported 64 fresh cases of COVID-19 to bring their total to 754.
In addition to a 15 ventilator shipment last week, 15 more ventilators have arrived in B.C., for a total of 30.