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COVID-19: By the numbers; orders; and important links

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020.


* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 970

* New cases since March 28, 2020: 86

* Hospitalized cases: 106

* Intensive care: 60

* COVID-19 related deaths: 19

* Recovered: 469

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 472

* Fraser Health: 323

* Island Health: 67

* Interior Health: 94

* Northern Health: 14

New Provincial advice and measures:

* NEW: Effective April 1, 2020, until further notice: In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, pay parking is temporarily suspended for the public, staff and medical staff, at all health authority owned and operated sites.

* NEW: BC Corners Service confirms first COVID-19 death in the community:

* NEW: A ministerial order under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) enables the broader use of communications tools for health-care workers and other public-sector staff who are responding to the COVID-19 state of emergency:

* NEW: Province is providing a $3-million emergency grant from the Community Gaming Grants program to Food Banks British Columbia:

* NEW: Guidance to retail food and grocery stores operating during COVID-19:

* A full list of orders and letters issued by the provincial health officer (PHO) is available here: (

* For the latest COVID-19 updates and statements:

* Critical care and acute care hospitalization modelling information:

New travel/federal measures:

* NEW: Government of Canada announces new domestic transportation measures:

* Government of Canada announce support for vulnerable Canadian affected by COVID-19:

Media availability schedule:

Upcoming scheduled media availability with Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, PHO, will be held:

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria

Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria

Friday, April 3, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria


* For provincial support and COVID-19 information, visit:

* For seniors looking for additional support at this time, call 211 or visit:

* For information for First Nations and Indigenous peoples in B.C., visit:

* Help flatten the curve by checking symptoms online or downloading the app:

* If you or a family member need additional medical advice, call 811.


* 38,697 individuals tested as of March 28, 2020.

* If symptoms appear check your symptoms online:

* And if needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.

Learn More:

For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities, visit:

For up-to-date non-medical information, including the latest travel restrictions and provincial and federal programs, call 1 888 COVID-19 or visit:

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, including for employers and businesses, visit:

For common questions about COVID-19 and terminology, visit:

For the COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and planning materials, visit:

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