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COVID-19: By the numbers (April 30)

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

Cases:

* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 2,112

* New cases since April 29, 2020: 25

* Hospitalized cases: 82

* Intensive care: 30

* COVID-19 related deaths: 111

* Recovered: 1,322

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

* Acute-care unit outbreaks: 3

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 815

* Fraser Health: 961

* Island Health: 120

* Interior Health: 170

* Northern Health: 46

New provincial advice and measures:

* The B.C. government is deferring one of the fees it charges to help people, communities and forest companies navigate through the COVID-19 crisis:
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020FLNR0026-000786

* Updated document provides interim guidance to operators of hotels, motels, hostels, inns and other forms of travel accommodation for preventing the transmission of COVID-19:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/covid-19/covid-19-pho-guidance-hotel-sector.pdf

New federal measures:

* Government of Canada introduces new digital initiatives to its suite of virtual tools for COVID-19:
https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/news/2020/04/government-of-canada-introduces-new-digital-initiatives-to-its-suite-of-virtual-tools-for-covid19.html

* Joint statement from Commanders of the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force on the crash of a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter:
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2020/04/a-joint-statement-from-commanders-of-the-royal-canadian-navy-and-royal-canadian-air-force-on-the-crash-of-a-ch-148-cyclone-helicopter.html

* Statement on malicious cyber threats to the health sector:
https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/04/statement-on-malicious-cyber-threats-to-the-health-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: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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