The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 617
* New cases since March 22, 2020: 145 (March 23 – 67; March 24 – 78)
* Hospitalized cases: 59
* Intensive care: 23
* Deaths: 13
* Recovered: 173
Confirmed cases by region:
* Vancouver Coastal Health: 330
* Fraser Health: 194
* Island Health: 44
* Interior Health: 41
* Northern Health: 8
* Testing capacity has increased to approximately 3,500 tests per day.
* 26,681 individuals tested as of March 23, 2020.
* Testing is available for all who need it, but not everyone requires a test.
* If you have no symptoms, mild symptoms or you are a returning traveller self-isolating at home, you do not require a test.
* For each of these situations, the public health advice remains the same, regardless of test results: self-isolate for 14 days to monitor for the development of symptoms or until your symptoms are completely gone.
* Those who have severe illness, require hospitalization, are residents of long-term care facilities or are health-care workers will continue to be tested.
* Anyone part of an active investigation or outbreak cluster will be tested so they can be appropriately monitored.
* If symptoms appear, call your health-care provider, call 811 for guidance or check your symptoms online: https://covid19.thrive.health