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COVID-19: By the numbers (April 11)

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2020.

Cases:

* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,445

* New cases since April 10, 2020: 35

* Hospitalized cases: 134

* Intensive care: 63

* COVID-19 related deaths: 58

* Recovered: 905

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

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 642

* Fraser Health: 558

* Island Health: 84

* Interior Health: 135

* Northern Health: 26

New provincial advice and measures:

* NEW: Province and Creative BC support musicians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with new grants for livestreaming:
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020TAC0017-000674

* NEW: Statement from Dr. Bonnie Henry on non-medical cloth masks during COVID-19:
https://news.gov.bc.ca/factsheets/non-medical-cloth-masks-are-your-choice-during-covid-19

New travel/federal measures:

* NEW: Government Introduces COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, No. 2 to Help Businesses Keep Canadians in their Jobs:
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/government-introduces-covid-19-emergency-response-act-no-2-to-help-businesses-keep-canadians-in-their-jobs.html

* NEW: Additional Details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy from the Department of Finance Canada:
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/additional-details-on-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy0.html

* NEW: Joint statement by Canadian and Jamaican Foreign Ministers, following their chairing of a historic meeting of the UN Group of Friends on SDG Financing:
https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/04/joint-statement-by-canadian-and-jamaican-foreign-ministers-following-their-chairing-of-a-historic-meeting-of-the-un-group-of-friends-on-sdg-financing.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 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:

* 53,505 individuals have been tested as of April 9, 2020.

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

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

For the provincial health officer’s orders, notices and guidance, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/phoguidance

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/Covid-19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.

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

Worker and employer information:

For workers and employers who need help understanding the law and their rights, have workplace heath and safety questions or who need help with claims:

Employment Standards Branch: 1 833 236-3700

For health and safety assistance: 1 888 621-7233 (1 888 621-SAFE)

For workers and claims: 1 888 967-5377 (1 888 WOR-KERS)

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