COVID-19 MEDICAL STAFF BULLETIN - March 31, 2020
“We will not forget those who keep our hospitals running. Those who keep our hospitals clean. Those who do the laundry and work in security. Their commitment is extraordinary. Their contribution will not be forgotten.” - Health Minister Adrian Dix - Daily Briefing
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||9||2,558 (2,153 recovered)|
(within the last 24 hours)
- BC ventilator update: 83 added to supply (30 new; 53 refurbished) in addition to existing supply of 1,272.
- Interior health has reported its first large community outbreak among temporary foreign workers living together in safe conditions at a nursery in West Kelowna. Everyone is being monitored.
- The federal government is allocating $2 billion to buy PPE. It has also signed deals with three Canadian companies to make masks, ventilators, swabs and testing kits to create a sustainable, stable supply over the coming weeks. To read the full statement, click here.
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