The man had underlying medical conditions - though, as has been the usual for OR public health reports on COVID-19 deaths, those conditions were not specified.
The McHenry County Department of Health officially released countywide metrics Wednesday created to give area school districts concrete data and statistics to consider when deciding what learning model to use during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
91 new COVID-19 cases were announced province-wide as BC and other provinces experience steady doses of new cases. The MDH does add that people who either tested positive or who were exposed to someone who was infected are reluctant to share information with tracers.
There are 62 individuals who are hospitalized with COVID-19, 18 of whom are in intensive care.
Though the majority of active cases remain among younger people - between the ages of 20 and 50 - hospitalizations overwhelmingly occur among patients over the age of 50.
There are now 27 schools in the province where outbreaks have been declared.
"The impact of this means that thousands of people in BC are now under active public health monitoring and care, with many forced to deal with the stress and anxiety that comes with having to self-isolate away from work, friends and family".
The new cases reported Wednesday raise the rolling number of total confirmed cases in the past two weeks in Benton County from 190 on Tuesday to 208 on Wednesday.
Ferrer noted that an increase in cases could also be attributed to the reopening of testing sites closed due to poor air quality.
Henry and Brown urged British Columbians to continue to follow the COVID-19 basics, including frequent handwashing, physical distancing and limiting social interactions.
There were also 48 new coronavirus infections reported in Manatee by the health department.