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COVID-19: By the numbers (May 1)

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020.

Cases:

* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 2,145

* New cases since April 30, 2020: 33

* Hospitalized cases: 79

* Intensive care: 24

* COVID-19 related deaths: 112

* Recovered: 1,357

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

* Acute-care unit outbreaks: 3

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 823

* Fraser Health: 978

* Island Health: 121

* Interior Health: 174

* Northern Health: 49

New provincial advice and measures:

* British Columbians whose ability to work have been affected because of the COVID-19 pandemic and are receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit can now apply for the B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers online: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020FIN0027-000794

* Government has temporarily deferred renewal fees for liquor licensees experiencing financial hardship due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020AG0033-000801

* Joint statement on Province of B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0025-000803

* The Province is continuing to support local governments by allowing them to hold public hearings electronically during the current provincial state of emergency: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020MAH0025-000802

New federal measures:

* Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with premiers on continued efforts to address the impacts of COVID-19: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/readouts/2020/04/30/prime-minister-justin-trudeau-speaks-premiers-continued-efforts-address

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.

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