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COVID-19: By the numbers (April 15)

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.


* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,561

* New cases since April 14, 2020: 44

* Hospitalized cases: 131

* Intensive care: 59

* COVID-19 related deaths: 75

* Recovered: 955

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

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 670

* Fraser Health: 623

* Island Health: 92

* Interior Health: 146

* Northern Health: 30

New provincial advice and measures:

* NEW: State of emergency extended to continue B.C.’s COVID-19 response:

* NEW: Liquor store hours extended to protect seniors, most vulnerable:

* NEW: To improve travel for commercial truck drivers, the Government of B.C. is funding the installation of portable toilets at several commercial vehicle pull-outs, inspection stations and chain-up locations throughout the province:

New federal measures:

* NEW: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces expanded access to Canada Emergency Response Benefit and support for essential workers:

* NEW: The Canada Border Services Agency announced the temporary reduction of service hours at certain low-traffic ports of entry along the Canada-United States land border today:–temporary-reduction-of-service-at-some-low-traffic-canadian-land-border-crossings.html

* NEW: Government of Canada updates mandatory requirements for travellers entering Canada:

* NEW: Patty Hajdu, federal Minister of Health, launched a new portal dedicated to mental wellness on:
And the Canada COVID-19 app:
Read more:

* NEW: To help limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada suspends camping, group activities and events across the country until at least May 31, 2020:

* NEW: Joint statement by Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour, and leaders from labour and industry regarding support for workers and employers during the COVID-19 crisis:

* NEW: Expanding access to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and proposing a new wage boost for essential workers:

* NEW: Government announces relief for federally regulated pension plan sponsors:


* For provincial support and COVID-19 information, visit:

* 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.


* 58,626 individuals have been tested as of April 14, 2020.

* 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, visit:

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

For the provincial health officer’s orders, notices and guidance, visit:

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit:
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:

For common questions about COVID-19 and terminology, visit:

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, call:
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 WORKERS)

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