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COVID-19: By the numbers (April 9)

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020.


* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1370

* New cases since April 8, 2020: 34

* Hospitalized cases: 132

* Intensive care: 68

* COVID-19 related deaths: 50

* Recovered: 858

* Long-term care and assisted-living homes currently affected: 20

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 626

* Fraser Health: 508

* Island Health: 82

* Interior Health: 130

* Northern Health: 24

New provincial advice and measures:

* NEW: Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, has issued the following order:

“Using orders under the Public Health and Emergency Programs Acts, the government has implemented a process to support workers to work at a single facility. This includes development of a new labour agreement that ensures all workers – at health authority, non-profit and private facilities – receive an equitable wage and work-hours scheduling stability so they can work at a single site without resident service disruption.”

* NEW: Teachers find new, fun ways to connect with students during COVID-19 pandemic:

* NEW: Applications open for temporary rental supplement:

* NEW: Stay safe by staying home over the long weekend:

* NEW: New virtual mental health supports for COVID-19 on the way:

* NEW: Carole James, Minister of Finance, has issued statement on the release of Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey for March 2020:

* NEW: Joint statement by the Ministers of Health for British Columbia and Alberta:

* NEW: Expect traffic disruptions on Highway 7 during long weekend:

* NEW: Work has resumed on the Highway 1 Illecillewaet four-laning project with enhanced safety precautions in place for workers to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19:

* NEW: Provincial Health Services Authority release on COVID-19 Testing Guidelines for British Columbia:

* 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: Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on the release of national modelling on the COVID-19 epidemic in Canada:

* NEW: COVID-19 in Canada: Using data and modelling to inform public health action:

* NEW: Lockdown at Mission Institution, B.C. – Medium Security Unit:–medium-security-unit.html

* NEW: CRTC update on its proceedings further to 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.


* 52,412 individuals have been tested as of April 8, 2020.

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

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