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Latest BC COVID-19 Numbers

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March 24, 2020 at 5:45 pm - Home, MyChilliwackNews
By MyChilliwackNews Editor

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Cases:

  • Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 617
  • New cases since March 22, 2020: 145 (March 23 – 67; March 24 – 78)
  • Hospitalized cases: 59
  • Intensive care: 23
  • Deaths: 13
  • Recovered: 173

Confirmed cases by region:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 330
  • Fraser Health: 194
  • Island Health: 44
  • Interior Health: 41
  • Northern Health: 8

Testing:

  • Testing capacity has increased to approximately 3,500 tests per day.
  • 26,681 individuals tested as of March 23, 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

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