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Canada COVID-19: B.C. officials declare public health emergency as 83 new cases announced

00:41  18 march  2020
00:41  18 march  2020 Source:   vancouversun.com

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

  The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada The latest news on the novel coronavirus and the illness dubbed COVID-19 (all times Eastern): 1:12 p.m. Ontario's chief medical officer of health says there's a new case of the novel coronavirus, meaning that there are now 29 confirmed cases of the illness in the province. Dr. David Williams said the latest patient is a woman in her 40s who recently returned to Toronto after a trip to Colorado. He said the woman is currently at home in self-isolation and Toronto Public Health is tracing people that she was in contact with. 12:04 p.m.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a pandemic The World Health Organisation announced on 11 February 2020 that " COVID - 19 " will be the official name of the disease. ^ a b c "Coronavirus COVID - 19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE".

At a press conference held Thursday, Dr. Bonnie Henry announces eight new cases of coronavirus in the province, including the first case transmitted through community contact. NOW PLAYING: Mind and Body. B . C . health officials announce 8 new cases of COVID - 19 . Global News.

a woman smiling for the camera: Officials are expected to share an update on B.C. cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon. © Francis Georgian Officials are expected to share an update on B.C. cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon.

Officials declared a public health emergency on Tuesday afternoon, as 83 new cases were announced in B.C.

According to provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, there were 83 new cases detected in the province, bringing B.C.’s total up to 186.

Of those, 116 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health, 47 are in the Fraser Health area, 12 in the Island Health region and four in the Northern Health region.

Henry also announced three additional deaths. Of those, two are linked to the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, while the third was a man in his 80s in the Fraser Health region.

Seven remain in hospital and of course, four are in intensive care. Five so far have recovered but more have had their symptoms resolved.

As a result, Henry said health officials were taken the step of declaring a public health emergency, in an effort to streamline and speed up access to treatment.

The announcement came during a scheduled daily briefing with Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

More to come.

Data suggests there could be up to 4K undiagnosed coronavirus cases in Ottawa: public health .
"Our efforts are needed as a community. The actions you take will affect not only you, but your loved ones and our most vulnerable."Dr. Vera Etches issued a statement on Sunday and said there is evidence of community spread of COVID-19.

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