March 24 COVID-19 Update

March 24, 2020 | News, COVID-19

Dr. Bonnie Henry provided an Update on COVID-19 today.
  • There have been 145 new cases. This includes both March 23 and March 24.
  • The total number of cases in BC is 617.
  • No additional deaths today.
  • Ten of the thirteen deaths in BC have come from the Lynn Valley Care Centre
  • The backlog of testing has been completed.
  • Eight long-term care homes and assisted living residences have reported cases with residents and staff.
    • Little Mountain Place.
    • Evergreen Heights.
    • Lynn Valley Care Centre.
    • Hollyburn House Retirement Residence.
    • Dufferin Care Centre.
    • Delta View Care Centre.
    • Haro Park Centre
    • German-Canadian Care Home
  • 55 continuing care staff have been infected with COVID-19
  • 173 (28%) of cases have recovered
  • We have learned that once you have recovered, you are immune for a period of time (estimated to be a few weeks or months).
  • Testing for new cases will focus on anyone with a source of infection that cannot be identified.