COVID-19 Staff Bulletin - MARCH 27, 2020
“Our trajectory of transmissions has changed from 24% to 12% per day. That’s a slowing down of the number of new cases, which is good. It’s been driven by our testing, physical distancing strategy and travel restrictions.”
- Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer
|New Cases||Today's Total Cases||Cumulative Total|
|BC||Total||29||1203 (704 recovered)|
There are 67 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC. This brings the total number to 792.
By health authority: 391 in VCH, 262 in FH, 57 in Island Health, 70 in Interior Health, 12 in Northern Health.
There have been two more deaths since yesterday. Total deaths in B.C. are now 16.
There are 73 people currently in hospital.
Nine patients are at PHC. Of those, eight are in St. Paul’s, one is at MSJ.
275 people are now fully recovered.
36,643 tests have been completed in BC.
The federal government released a new package to support small businesses, including boosting wage subsidies from 10 to 75 per cent for qualifying businesses, which will be backdated to March 15. See the Prime Minister’s full statement here.
The provincial government announced today farmer markets are now allowed to sell fresh food only, and many are now shifting to online markets.
Read today’s joint Ministry of Health and BCCDC statement here
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Elaine Yong, Senior Communication Specialist, Media Relations
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