British Columbia has recognized a fifth presumptive case of COVID-19.
B.C. Chief Medical Well being Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says the affected person is a girl in her 30s who lives within the Inside Well being Area. She lately travelled within the Shanghai space.
“She was not in Hubei province and was not in an space the place journey was restricted,” Henry stated.
“She got here house from Shanghai via YVR after which travelled by personal car to her house within the inside.”
Henry stated the girl has self-isolated at house, as have her shut contacts. She was examined on Feb. 11, and the lab returned a constructive outcome on Thursday, Henry added.
That pattern nonetheless must be confirmed by the Nationwide Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg.
“Her signs began, we expect, round her time of arrival,” stated Henry. “We’re nonetheless understanding the small print and looking out on the flights and if we have to contact folks on these flights.”
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Henry stated the girl stated the danger of transmission was low as he she wore a masks on the flight house, however well being officers are nonetheless working to contact everybody who sat inside three rows of her to debate what to do in the event that they present signs.
Officers should not saying what flight the girl was on or the place precisely she lives within the Inside Well being Area as a result of they don’t need to unnecessarily alarm folks, Henry stated.
“Individuals must belief the system with a purpose to interact with us, so we’re very cautious with the data we give out, and we need to guarantee that individuals who probably are in danger, who’re shut contacts, are related with first earlier than they hear about issues probably within the media,” she stated.
The province has dedicated to offering weekly Tuesday updates in particular person and knowledge updates on the B.C. Centre for Illness Management web site on Friday mornings.
Well being Minister Adrian Dix stated greater than 500 folks have now been examined for the virus, with 5 folks testing constructive.
“They’ve come ahead to us, we’ve had a low threshold to be examined. And meaning individuals are responding to our requests to self-monitor and to interact with the health-care system.”
Henry stated Friday that the primary man to check constructive for COVID-19 final month, a person in his 50s who lives within the Vancouver Coastal Well being area, is recovering and has returned a single damaging take a look at.
Henry stated Friday that the primary man to relaxation constructive for COVID-19 final month, a person in his 50s who lives within the Vancouver Coastal Well being area, is recovering and has returned a single damaging take a look at.
Officers think about an individual totally recovered once they return two damaging checks 24 hours aside.
As of Friday, mainland China has confirmed almost 64,000 complete circumstances, with a demise toll of 1,380.
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