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COVID-19: By the numbers (March 31); orders; important links

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Cases:

* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,013

* New cases since March 30, 2020: 43

* Hospitalized cases: 128

* Intensive care: 61

* COVID-19 related deaths: 24

* Recovered: 507

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 476

* Fraser Health: 348

* Island Health: 67

* Interior Health: 107

* Northern Health: 15

New Provincial advice and measures:

* NEW: Province provides guidelines for industrial work camps to support their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to keep workers safe: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EMBC0018-000598

* NEW: Province helps essential service workers find child care: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020CFD0017-000599

* A full list of orders and letters issued by the provincial health officer is available: www.Gov.bc.ca/phoguidance

* Latest COVID-19 updates and statements: https://news.gov.bc.ca/Search?q=COVID-19

* Critical care and acute care hospitalization modelling information: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/COVID19_Technical_Briefing_Condensed.pdf

New travel/federal measures:

* NEW: Prime Minister announces new partnerships with Canadian industries to fight COVID-19: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/03/31/prime-minister-announces-new-partnerships-canadian-industries-fight

* NEW: Government announces support for air transportation sector during COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/03/government-announces-support-for-air-transportation-sector-during-covid-19-pandemic.html

* For Government of Canada COVID-19 Travel Advice: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html

Media availability schedule:

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria
Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria
Friday, April 3, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria

Resources:

* For provincial support and COVID-19 information: www.gov.bc.ca/covid

* For seniors looking for additional support at this time, call 211 or visit: http://www.bc211.ca/

* For information for First Nations and Indigenous peoples in B.C., visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/indigenous-people/covid19

* Help flatten the curve by checking symptoms online or downloading the app: https://covid19.thrive.health/

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

Testing:

* 42,028 individuals tested as of March 30

* If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online: https://covid19.thrive.health
* 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:
on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/
on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProvinceofBC
on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews

For up-to-date non-medical information, including the latest travel restrictions and provincial and federal programs, call 1 888 COVID-19 or visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, including for employers and businesses, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel)

For common questions about COVID-19 and terminology, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/common-questions

For the COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and planning materials, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/pandemic-influenza

For more information and latest updates on the #COVID19 pandemic, follow the BCCDC on Twitter: @CDCofBC or visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/

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