Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District

BREAKING: First positive COVID-19 case in Golden

It was announced on March 17 that COVID-19 has now made its way to Golden.

Golden has it’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 as of March 17.

Dr. Trina Larsen Soles of the Golden Medical Clinic confirmed the positive test last night through a post that was circulated on Facebook.

The post emphasizes the need to practice social distancing and self-isolation, as well as the need to stay clean and wash hands properly.

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Larsen Soles stresses that those who are ill should self-isolate at home and to not be in contact with other people, even for groceries. She recommends having someone else do the shopping and help with essential services.

She also asked that all patients going to the hospital for routine lab work or imaging to talk with their doctor about potentially postponing tests that can safely be deferred.

There are now 9 cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health and 231 positive cases across the province. There have been seven deaths, the majority of which have come from the same cluster in a north Vancouver care facility. There have been 11 recoveries reported.

B.C. is quickly closing the gap on Ontario for the province with the most positive cases, with Ontario reporting 257 as of March 19.

The quick uptick in cases led B.C. to declare a public health emergency on March 17, which saw the majority of bars and restaurants closing on St. Patrick’s day.


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