COVID-19: B.C. health officials report 48 new cases, three more deaths, 100 recoveries (Updated March 23, 2020)

B.C. health officials have announced 48 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths in the province.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in B.C. up to 472 and the total of deaths up to 13.

Of the 472 cases, however, officials say a total of 100 people have now recovered. Of the three additional deaths announced, one was a resident of North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Care Centre, one was a resident of Vancouver’s Haro Park Centre and the third was a resident in the Fraser Health region.

The numbers came in a scheduled daily briefing on Monday with provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix.

As well, Henry said a total of 33 people remain hospitalized and 14 of those are in the intensive care unit.

Henry said a sixth long-term care home has also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, after a care worker at the German-Canadian Care Home in South Vancouver was tested positive as having COVID-19.

Prior to Monday’s update, five seniors’ homes or facilities had been affected: Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, Hollyburn House in West Vancouver, Haro Park Centre in Vancouver, Dufferin Care Centre in Coquitlam, and Delta View Care Centre in Delta.

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