COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - March 24, 2020
“People keep asking me how long these measures will last. All I can say is: we don’t know yet. But here’s what we do know - the duration of this crisis will be determined by the choices we make right now. So if you want things to get back to normal, then do your part and stay home.” -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, March 24 press conference
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||25||1,291 (805 recovered)|
|– ICU Patients||0||17||49|
|– On Ventilator||0||13||30|
|– ICU Patients||3|
|– On Ventilator||3|
|Discharged (within the last 24 hours)||0|
There are an additional 145 new cases in B.C. since yesterday morning’s 10am press conference with Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix. That is 67 new cases on March 23, and another 78 cases on March 24.
Current total is 617 cases.
By health authority: 330 in VCH, 194 in Fraser Health, 44 in Island Health, 41 in Interior Health, nine in Northern Health.
The outbreaks at long-term care facilities in the province have expanded to two additional sites.
Lynn Valley Care Centre: 42 residents, 21 staff
Hollyburn House: one resident, one staff
Haro Park Lodge: 15 residents, 25 staff
Delta View Care Centre: one staff
Dufferin Care Centre: one staff
German Canadian House: one staff
(NEW) Little Mountain Place Residential Care: one staff
(NEW) Evergreen Heights Assisted Living: one resident
There are 59 patients in B.C. currently hospitalized, with 23 of them in the ICU.
Providence currently has five inpatients: four at SPH, one at MSJ (dialysis patient is now an inpatient at SPH).
No new deaths announced today. Total deaths remain at 13.
Transmission from the dental conference in Vancouver at the beginning of the month is now at 32 cases.
In B.C., 173 people now fully recovered - that is 28 percent of reported cases.
Nearly half of all the COVID-19 cases in Canada are now through community transmission.
Canada’s outbreak update from Health Canada is available here.
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Elaine Yong, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
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