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COVID-19: By the numbers (April 1); orders; and useful information

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.


* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,066

* New cases since March 31, 2020: 53

* Hospitalized cases: 142

* Intensive care: 67

* COVID-19 related deaths: 25

* Recovered: 606

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 497

* Fraser Health: 367

* Island Health: 72

* Interior Health: 114

* Northern Health: 16

New Provincial advice and measures:

* NEW: The provincial health officer has issued new guidelines to support compliance with orders on business closures and gatherings, under the Public Health Act:

* NEW: Province supporting people with relief on power bills during COVID-19:

* NEW: COVID-19 Supply Hub connects needed medical supplies to health workers:

* NEW: Zoom collaboration tool now available for K-12 continuous learning:

* NEW: The Province will provide provincial, disability and multi-sport organizations with the ability to access $5 million. This represents 50% of its annual 2020-21 provincial funding allocation, to provide these organizations with access to cashflow sooner:

* NEW: Province extends state of emergency to support COVID-19 response:

* NEW: Compliance and enforcement guidance about public health orders with respect to physical distancing:

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

* Latest COVID-19 updates and statements:

* Critical care and acute care hospitalization modelling information:

New travel/federal measures:

* NEW: Government announces details of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to help businesses keep Canadians in their jobs:

* NEW: Canada Emergency Response Benefit to launch on April 6:

* For Government of Canada COVID-19 travel advice:

Media availability schedule:

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

Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria
Friday, April 3, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 12 p.m., Victoria


* For provincial support and COVID-19 information:

* 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.


* 43,229 individuals tested as of March 31

* If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online:
* 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:
on Youtube:
on Twitter:

For information and supports that are not health-related, call 1 888 COVID19 between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week, or visit:

For up-to-date non-medical information, including the latest travel restrictions and provincial and federal programs, 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:

For more information and latest updates on the #COVID19 pandemic, follow the BCCDC on Twitter: @CDCofBC or visit:

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