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COVID-19 calls to 911 now outnumber other emergency calls in B.C. — but many are driven by fear

'We are trying to send a message of reassurance, even though it is scary as ****'

CBC NewsYvette Brend

COVID-19-related distress calls are overtaking all others to 911 in B.C.

But first responders say many of those calls are driven by fear, influenza or confusion, as the reality of what's happening hits.

B.C. paramedics estimate 75 per cent of the 911 calls are now COVID-19 related.

They're urging people to follow the provincial guidelines, call 811 or self-check, unless it's serious, to save emergency services for those in real trouble.

'People finally getting it'

Troy Clifford says in the past…

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COVID-19 calls to 911 now outnumber other emergency calls in B.C. — but many are driven by fear

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CBC NewsYvette Brend, Posted: Mar 26, 2020 4:46 PM PT | Last Updated: March 26
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