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COVID-19: By the numbers (April 6); information you need to know

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 1:30pm on Monday, April 6, 2020.

Cases:

* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,266

* New cases since April 4, 2020: 63

* Hospitalized cases: 140

* Intensive care: 72

* COVID-19 related deaths: 39

* Recovered: 783

* Long term care and assisted living homes currently affected: 21

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 586

* Fraser Health: 450

* Island Health: 79

* Interior Health: 128

* Northern Health: 23

New provincial advice and measures:

* NEW: Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, opinion editorial “No boundaries with COVID-19”:
https://news.gov.bc.ca/factsheets/no-boundaries-with-covid-19

* Office of the Provincial Health Officer COVID-19 Ethical Decision-Making Framework:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/ethics_framework_for_covid_march_28_2020.pdf

* 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: Canadians can now apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit:
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2020/04/canadians-can-now-apply-for-the-canada-emergency-response-benefit.html

* NEW: New Horizons for Seniors Program projects can now be used for COVID-19 support:
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2020/04/new-horizons-for-seniors-program-projects-can-now-be-used-for-covid-19-support.html

* NEW: Government of Canada announces new measures for ferries and commercial passenger vessels capable of carrying more than 12 passengers: https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2020/04/the-government-of-canada-announces-new-measures-for-ferries-and-commercial-passenger-vessels-capable-of-carrying-more-than-12-passengers.html

* NEW: Canada’s support for international efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/04/canadas-support-for-international-efforts-to-fight-the-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

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

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

Testing:

* 48, 508 individuals have been tested as of April 4, 2020

* If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online: https://covid19.thrive.health
* If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.

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