VANCOUVER, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Canada reported the first COVID-19 death in Vancouver of British Columbia province Monday.

One of the residents of a care center in North Vancouver's Lynn Valley, whose case was announced Saturday, died late Sunday, Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry said at a news conference.

The dead was a man in his 80s after getting the virus from a care home worker, who also worked at other facilities in Metro Vancouver.

Henry confirmed five new COVID-19 cases, bringing the provincial total to 32. Half of the province's cases are linked to travel to Iran.

As of Monday noon, a total of 74 cases have been reported in Canada.