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COVID-19: By the numbers (April 25)

 

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Cases:

* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,948

* New cases since April 25, 2020: 95

* Hospitalized cases: 96

* Intensive care: 41

* COVID-19 related deaths: 100

* Recovered: 1,137

* Long-term care and assisted-living homes currently affected: 19

* Acute-care unit outbreaks: 3

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 778

* Fraser Health: 853

* Island Health: 115

* Interior Health: 160

* Northern Health: 42

New provincial advice and measures:

* The Province is working with the cities of Vancouver and Victoria to transition people living in encampments in Oppenheimer Park, Topaz Park and on Pandora Avenue into safe, temporary accommodations with wraparound supports to protect their health and safety in the overlapping COVID-19 and overdose crises: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EMBC0020-000759
* Encampment health and safety order from the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General (M128): https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/M128-2020.pdf

New federal measures:

* The Government of Canada announced $62.5 million in funding for a new Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund to help Canada’s fish and seafood processing sector: https://www.canada.ca/en/fisheries-oceans/news/2020/04/government-of-canada-announces-new-canadian-seafood-stabilization-fund-to-help-canadas-fish-and-seafood-processing-sector.html

Resources:

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

* For the latest statistics, including testing, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 dashboard: https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/a6f23959a8b14bfa989e3cda29297ded

* 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, follow @CDCofBC on Twitter or visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/

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. (Pacific time), 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 health 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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