As the selection of COVID-19 instances in British Columbia proceeds to rise, B.C.’s provincial wellbeing officer cautioned about people today in search of unwanted screening and B.C.’s wellbeing minister announced forthcoming screening centres to be introduced throughout the province.
Provincial wellbeing officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced at a news conference in Vancouver nowadays (March fourteen) that there are nine new instances of COVID-19 in B.C., bringing the overall in the province to 73 instances. (Yesterday, the province experienced announced eleven new instances.)
Seven of the instances are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, one particular is in the Fraser Health Region, and one particular is in the Inside Health Region.
5 of the instances are linked to the Lynn Valley Treatment Centre, one particular case is linked to journey in Europe from Portugal, and the other a few instances are underneath investigation.
Dr. Henry presented updates about the outbreaks at services on the North Shore.
She mentioned that at the Lynn Valley Treatment Centre in North Vancouver, there are 12 personnel and 4 residents with the coronavirus. Even so, she additional that there are other individuals demonstrating indications and that there may be extra instances confirmed positive.
At Hollyburn Household in West Vancouver, there is one particular personnel member and one particular resident with the virus (Dr. Henry mentioned that previously there were being two personnel members reported as remaining there but she clarified that the other personnel member is at a further facility).
At Lions Gate Healthcare facility in North Vancouver, there are a few administrative men and women with the coronavirus.
Dr. Henry emphasised that not everybody demands to be analyzed.
She mentioned that people with no or mild indications, or are isolating at home, do not need to be analyzed and that screening is only demanded if an particular person demands health care. She mentioned that they need to assure that screening is offered for people who do need it.
“We are continuing to exam people who are portion of an lively investigation or outbreak cluster, people with significant ailment who are hospitalized, residents of longterm care services and wellbeing-care employees,” she mentioned.
Dr. Henry also emphasised the value of getting objects in measured amounts and to avoid worry buying.
“Our retail supply-chain vendors have assured us they have an abundance of supply and are restocking frequently,” she mentioned. “There is no need to stockpile.”
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix mentioned that there are screening centres remaining proven in just about every wellbeing region and that these will be announced by the wellbeing authorities in people regions.
For extra information about COVID-19 in B.C., check out the B.C. Centre for Disorder Control website.
Final night time, the federal governing administration announced a selection of advisories and changes pertaining to journey. For extra information on journey to and from Canada, check out the federal government’s Travel Canada website.