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COVID-19: By the numbers (April 8)

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.


* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,336

* New cases since April 7, 2020: 45

* Hospitalized cases: 135

* Intensive care: 61

* COVID-19 related deaths: 48

* Recovered: 838

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

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 615

* Fraser Health: 487

* Island Health: 81

* Interior Health: 130

* Northern Health: 23

New provincial advice and measures:

* NEW: New measures support returning British Columbians, boost response to COVID-19:

* NEW: Mitzi Dean, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, has issued the following statement about the Province’s support for women and children experiencing violence during the COVID-19 pandemic:

* NEW: Families throughout B.C. to benefit from enhanced digital library services:

* NEW: Civil Resolution Tribunal extends deadlines, waives fees for those struggling financially during pandemic:

* NEW: B.C. government is providing a new Emergency Relief Support Fund and has added service flexibility for parents of children with special needs to help during the COVID-19 pandemic:

* NEW: B.C. government is restricting camping and motorized recreation (including the use of off-road vehicles) throughout the entire Koocanusa Recreation Strategy area this spring and summer:

* NEW: BC Parks is immediately closing all provincial parks in response to the widespread call for increased action to address COVID-19:

* Office of the Provincial Health Officer COVID-19 Ethical Decision-Making Framework:

* Latest COVID-19 updates and statements:

* Critical care and acute care hospitalization modelling information:

New travel/federal measures:

* NEW: Travel restrictions still in place at international border crossings for the upcoming long weekend:

* NEW: Changes to Canada Summer Jobs program to help businesses and young Canadians affected by COVID-19:

* NEW: Government provides further flexibility for employers to access the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy:

* NEW: Competition Bureau statement on competitor collaborations during the COVID-19 pandemic:

* For Government of Canada COVID-19 travel advice:


* For provincial support and COVID-19 information:

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

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

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


* 51,423 individuals have been tested as of April 7, 2020.

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

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