Today’s report from BC
- 42 new cases, for a total of 659:
- 339 in Vancouver Coastal Health region
- 218 are in the Fraser Health region,
- 47 on Vancouver Island Health region,
- 46 in Interior Health region
- 9 in Northern Heath region
- 14 loved ones are now dead, with one new death from the Lynn Valley Care Home
- 64 individuals are hospitalized,
- 26 of those in the hospital are in intensive care
- 183 patients are now considered fully recovered and no longer have isolation requirements.
- Testing capacity has increased to approximately 3,500 tests per day.
- 31,739 tests complete as of March 24, 2020
- Testing is available for all who need it, but not everyone requires a test.
- If you have no symptoms, mild symptoms or you are a returning traveller self-isolating at home, you do not require a test.
- For each of these situations, the public health advice remains the same, regardless of test results: self-isolate for 14 days to monitor for the development of symptoms or until your symptoms are completely gone.
- Those who have severe illness, require hospitalization, are residents of long-term care facilities or are health-care workers will continue to be tested.
- Anyone part of an active investigation or outbreak cluster will be tested so they can be appropriately monitored.
- If symptoms appear, call your health-care provider, call 811 for guidance or check your symptoms online: https://covid19.thrive.health
Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
“We are announcing 42 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 659 cases in British Columbia.
“One additional residential care home now has a confirmed case – a health-care worker at the Broadway Pentecostal Lodge in the Vancouver Coastal health region. Public health officials are providing support to implement outbreak protocols.
“It is with sadness we share that one more resident of the Lynn Valley Care Centre has passed away. That brings us to a total of 14 people who have died after testing positive for COVID-19. We extend our condolences to their loved ones.
“Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 339 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 218 are in the Fraser Health region, 47 are in the Vancouver Island Health region, 46 are in the Interior Health region and nine are in the Northern Heath region.
“Additionally, of the total COVID-19 cases, 64 individuals are currently hospitalized, 26 of those in hospital are in intensive care and the remaining people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
“One hundred and eighty-three patients with COVID-19 are now considered fully recovered and no longer have isolation requirements.
“An order is in place prohibiting gatherings larger than 50 people. This is not an order of convenience, but a requirement to protect everyone in our province – especially our elders and those most vulnerable to severe illness – from COVID-19.
“We remind all British Columbians that while 50 is the number, the smaller, the better. Community connection is very important during this challenging time, but it must be done safely, either virtually or with physical distance. Celebrations and ceremonies need to be postponed.
“With enhanced cleaning and physical distancing precautions in place, we can keep everyone safe and keep many businesses going. Whether it is an essential service, a local coffee shop or a remote camp, employers can maintain operations by closely following these requirements.
“There are a number of new resources and tools available to help British Columbians who may have questions about COVID-19. Together, we can make a difference.”
- For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community from COVID-19 and to use an online self-assessment tool, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
- The self-assessment app can be downloaded at: https://bc.thrive.health/
- For non-health questions about COVID-19, call 1 888 COVID-19 or visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19
- For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities:
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews
Watch today’s update on Twitter:
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update to the media on COVID-19 in BC.
— BC Government News (@BCGovNews) March 25, 2020
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- 324 new BC COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths, Nov 17, 2021
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- 992 new BC COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths, Nov 12, 2021 (2 days)
- 555 new BC COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths, Nov 10, 2021
- 500 new BC COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, Nov 9, 2021
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- 549 new BC COVID-19 cases, 1 deaths, Nov 5, 2021
- 596 new BC COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths, Nov 4, 2021
- 430 new BC COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths, Nov 3, 2021
- 406 new BC COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, Nov 2, 2021
- 1,375 new BC COVID-19 cases, 25 deaths, Nov 1, 2021 (3 days)
- 584 new BC COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths, Oct 30, 2021
- 758 new BC COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths, Oct 28, 2021
- 609 new BC COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths, Oct 27, 2021
- 457 new BC COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, Oct 26, 2021
- 1,618 new BC COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths, Oct 25, 2021 (3 days)
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