B.C. officials report 6 new cases of COVID-19 bringing Canadian total to 60

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Canadian health officials are continuing to stress the risk of the novel coronavirus remains low in this country, even as the number of Canadian cases continues to steadily rise, with B-C reporting six new cases today.

There are 60 confirmed or presumptive cases in Canada -- mostly in Ontario and B-C -- but Chief Public Health Officer Doctor Theresa Tam says most have been mild, and the patients are self isolating at home.

Meantime, American officials are planning to bring a cruise ship being held in international waters off the coast of San Francisco to a non-commercial port to test the more than 35-hundred people on board -- including 237 Canadians.

So far, two passengers and 19 crew members on the Grand Princess have been diagnosed with COVID-19.