"We are announcing 48 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 472 cases in British Columbia, since we last reported on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
"It is with sadness we share that three more patients have passed away after testing positive for COVID-19: one at the Lynn Valley Care Centre, one at the Haro Park Centre and one a resident of Fraser Health who was receiving treatment at home. That brings us to a total of 13 people who have died after testing positive for COVID-19. We extend our condolences to their loved ones.
"Of the new cases, one patient is a health-care worker at the German-Canadian Care Home in Vancouver Coastal Health and one is a health-care worker at the Delta View Care Centre in Fraser Health.
"Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 248 are in Vancouver Coastal Health, 150 are in Fraser Health, 39 are in Island Health, 30 are in Interior Health and five are in Northern Heath.
"Additionally, of the total COVID-19 cases, 33 individuals are currently hospitalized and 14 of them are in intensive care. We are pleased to report that 100 patients have recovered, and the remaining people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
"The significant increase in confirmed recoveries is a result of many people who have been recovering in self-isolation, with mild symptoms, meeting newly established criteria for recovery.
"Our testing capacity has increased to about 3,000 tests per day, and that capacity will continue to increase this week.
Dr. Bonnie Henry has provided the latest figures of COVID-19 in BC.
(Saturday’s numbers in brackets)
New Cases – 48
Total Cases – 472 (424)
Patients in Hospital – 33 (27)
Patients in ICU – 14 (12)
Recovered – 100 (6)
New Deaths – 3
Totals Deaths – 13 (10)
Health region breakdown;
Vancouver Coastal – 248 (230)
Fraser – 150 (126)
Island – 39 (37)
Interior – 30 (27)
Northern – 5 (4)
Dr. Bonnie Henry did not make any new public health orders.
Henry also commented that the testing backlog has almost been cleared.
more to come
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