Monday, March 23, 2020

Northern Health gains one more case report of COVID-19 as part of Monday update from Provincial officials

48 new cases and the sad news of three more deaths provided for part of the narrative for the Monday Provincial update from Public Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. 

That as the pair of Provincial health officials brought the public the details of work that took place through Sunday, as well as some of the measures now in place across the province as part of the province's COVID-19 response.

“It is with sadness we share that three more patients have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19: one at the Lynn Valley Care Centre, one at the Haro Park Centre and one a resident of Fraser Health who was receiving treatment at home. 

That brings us to a total of 13 people who have died after testing positive for COVID-19. We extend our condolences to their loved ones.

Of the new cases, one patient is a health-care worker at the German-Canadian Care Home in Vancouver Coastal Health and one is a health-care worker at the Delta View Care Centre in Fraser Health.

Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 248 are in Vancouver Coastal Health, 150 are in Fraser Health, 39 are in Island Health, 30 are in Interior Health and five are in Northern Heath."

They also delivered the break down of hospitalization for patients in BC, along with some welcome news on recoveries in the province and the increased level of testing that is currently taking place.

"Of the total COVID-19 cases, 33 individuals are currently hospitalized and 14 of them are in intensive care. 

We are pleased to report that 100 patients have recovered, and the remaining people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation. 

The significant increase in confirmed recoveries is a result of many people who have been recovering in self isolation, with mild symptoms, meeting newly established criteria for recovery. “Our testing capacity has increased to about 3,000 tests per day, and that capacity will continue to increase this week."

The information for the day also included notes on the additional physical distancing measures that have been implemented in the province over the last week, as well as the screening program in place for health care workers.

To review more from today's statement see their information release here.

The BC Centre for Disease control has some valuable Coronavirus notes related to COVID-19 you can explore that information here.

You can learn more about the outbreak from both the Province and the Federal government from the links below:

Federal Government site

British Columbia Government site

The World Health Organization website also offers up the latest advisories on the global situation.

More from  Northern Health can be reviewed here 

You can review our archive of past statements and local information here.

Local governments and organizations have also provided for increased awareness of COVID-19 issues, the string of statements that came quickly at the end of the week can be reviewed here.

For notes from across Canada and British Columbia we have been archiving the latest items through our political portal Darcy McGee

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