COVID-19 in B.C.: Ministry of Health reports a record 21 deaths in 24-hour period

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      It's been the worst one-day period in B.C. since the pandemic began in March of 2020.

      Over the past 24 hours, there were a record 21 new deaths due to COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health.

      That contrasts with just one death in the previous 24-hour period.

      Today's gruesome news increases the death toll from COVID-19 to 2,575 since the pandemic began. It's the equivalent of three Airbus A380 jets filled to capacity.

      But even with this terrible news, some are saying that there are signs of under-detection and under-reporting of COVID-19 deaths.

      The best-known advocate for this position is Tara Moriarty, a University of Toronto infectious-disease researcher and director of the Moriarty Lab in the faculty of dentistry. 

      "At this point, BC is by far the most serious concern for disparity between expected and reported deaths," she tweeted today.

      Read her Twitter thread below.