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COVID-19: By the numbers (April 27)

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020.

Cases:

* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,998

* New cases since April 25, 2020: 50

* Hospitalized cases: 97

* Intensive care: 36

* COVID-19 related deaths: 103

* Recovered: 1,190

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

* Acute-care unit outbreaks: 3

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 795

* Fraser Health: 879

* Island Health: 117

* Interior Health: 164

* Northern Health: 43

New provincial advice and measures:

* The Province is doubling this year’s funding for Family Caregivers of British Columbia to $1 million, helping support both caregivers and seniors:
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0141-000763

* Virtual opportunities for LGBTQ2S+ students to connect:
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020EDUC0020-000755

New federal measures:

* New crisis texting service for children and youth of military families across Canada:
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2020/04/new-crisis-texting-service-for-children-and-youth-of-military-families-across-canada.html

* Government of Canada launches applications for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy:
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/news/2020/04/government-of-canada-launches-applications-for-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy.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:
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data

* 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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