Coronavirus: 6 things we still don’t know about COVID-19

Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in Canada and around the world, experts say there are still key unanswered questions about the virus and how it works.

Globally, the number of confirmed cases has climbed to more than 116,000 — including 79 cases in Canada — with 4,000 deaths, according to the latest figures.

On Monday, B.C. Provincial Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the country’s first death related to COVID-19 after a man in his 80s with pre-existing health conditions died from the virus at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver.

Another person from the nursing home has tested positive for the virus.

Across Canada there are 35 cases in Ontario, 32 in B.C., seven in Alberta and five in Quebec.

Here is a look at what experts still don’t know about the disease and what they are watching for.

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