The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 10 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.
- Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 472
- New cases since March 21, 2020: 48
- Hospitalized cases: 33
- Intensive care: 14
- Deaths: 13
- Recovered: 100
Confirmed cases by region:
- Vancouver Coastal Health: 248
- Fraser Health: 150
- Island Health: 39
- Interior Health: 30
- Northern Health: 5
- NEW: Testing capacity has increased to approximately 3,000 tests per day.
- 17,912 individuals tested as of March 20, 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
Provincial advice and measures: