As the number of COVID-19 cases in British Columbia continues to climb, the provincial government announced it has now launched a coronavirus self-assessment app.
The app follows the recent launch of the province’s online self assessment tool.
Our online #Covid19 self-assessment tool has been accessed more than 1.5 million times in the last week. Today we are making self-assessment even easier with a new app for your smart phone at: https://t.co/GZUWMWwvZM
— Adrian Dix (@adriandix) March 23, 2020
The app is meant to provide users with the latest updates, “trusted resources,” and alerts. The original self-assessment tool is also built into the app.
On Monday, BC’s Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry announced 48 new cases of the virus, bringing BC’s total to 472. This was the first update on the number of cases since Saturday, so the 48 new cases were discovered over two days.
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BC, Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec have all reported deaths from COVID-19 so far. Ontario has seen the most cases, but the most deaths have occurred in BC, in part because the province has clusters of infections at six long-term care homes, where the elderly residents are especially vulnerable to the virus.