Over the weekend 30 new cases of the virus were confirmed and 3 people in the Lynn Valley Care Centre passed away.
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The emergency declaration followed Henry’s announcement that there are 83 new confirmed cases in the BC and there have been 3 additional deaths.
There were 45 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in BC today, bringing the provincial total to 231 — with 144 cases in the region under the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.
At today’s press conference, both Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix stressed that it is critical that everyone in BC follow public health guidelines around social distancing measures — especially young people.
All research teams whose activities are not exempt must develop plans to work remotely, suspend all in-person activities on university campuses and fully implement those plans by the end of the day on March 24.
There are 77 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the provincial total to 340 — of which 200 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority region.
In a press conference today, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provided updates on the demographics of the current provincial cases and clarified the province’s testing strategy.
The update comes after City of Vancouver officials announced new measures on Sunday to encourage and enforce physical distancing amidst reports many city residents were not taking distancing seriously.
The initiative began with a small group of six medical students who were told that they could no longer practice in hospitals and clinics.
In today’s press conference, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix discussed the province’s testing strategy as well as its current health care capacity.
There are 42 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death from the virus in BC today, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 659.
There are 66 new cases of COVID-19 in BC today, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the province to 725.
“Instead of thinking of this as a passive activity, and that you're not doing anything, this is actually an active thing to willfully do this,” DaRoza said.
Today’s provincial briefing was focused on the modeling provincial health authorities have been working on dealing with the virus's spread and BC's health capacity.
There are 92 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death from the virus in BC today, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 884.