March 23 COVID-19 Update

March 23, 2020 | News, COVID-19

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry made an update on COVID-19 today.

  • There have been 48 new cases in BC, for a total of 472.
  • 33 of these cases have been hospitalized.
  • Sadly, there have been three additional deaths. One of these came from Lynn Valley Care Centre, one from Haro Park Centre, and one in the community.
    • In total, 13 people have died.
  • Over 100 people have fully recovered.
  • Six long-term care centres have been affected by COVID-19.
    • Lynn Valley Care Centre
    • Haro Park Centre
    • Hollyburn
    • German-Canadian Care Home
    • Delta View
    • Dufferin Care Centre
  • The backlog of testing is expected to be resolved by today or tomorrow.
  • Testing process reworked to focus on long-term care.
  • Additional measures are being implemented in long-term care homes to protect staff and residents.
    • Workers will be screened as they come into work every day.