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COVID-19: By the numbers (May 4)

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020.

Cases

* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 2,224

* New cases since May 2, 2020: 53

* Hospitalized cases: 77

* Intensive care: 20

* COVID-19 related deaths: 117

* Recovered: 1,417

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

* Acute-care unit outbreaks: 3

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 845

* Fraser Health: 1,027

* Island Health: 124

* Interior Health: 177

* Northern Health: 51

New provincial advice and measures:

* The latest modelling presentation and information is available online:
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/modelling-projections

* To ease financial hardship on businesses and to keep employees connected with their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, government has extended the temporary layoff period to 16 weeks for COVID-19 related reasons:
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020LBR0013-000810

* Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Judy Darcy’s opinion editorial on Mental Health Week:
https://news.gov.bc.ca/factsheets/getting-real-about-mental-health

New federal advice and measures:

* Canada and international partners launch the Coronavirus Global Response:
https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/05/04/canada-and-international-partners-launch-coronavirus-global-response

* Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces virtual care and mental health tools for Canadians:
https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/05/03/prime-minister-announces-virtual-care-and-mental-health-tools

* Statement from Maryam Monsef, federal Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, and Isabelle Charest, Quebec’s Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, on support for women’s shelters and centres for victims of sexual and domestic violence in Quebec during the COVID-19 pandemic:
https://www.canada.ca/en/status-women/news/2020/05/statement-from-minister-monsef-and-minister-charest-on-support-for-womens-shelters-and-centres-for-victims-of-sexual-and-domestic-violence-in-quebe.html

* Families to receive increased support through the Canada Child Benefit:
https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/05/03/families-receive-increased-support-through-canada-child-benefit

* Government of Canada creates COVID-19 supply council in support of Canada’s response and recovery:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-services-procurement/news/2020/05/government-of-canada-creates-covid-19-supply-council-in-support-of-canadas-response-and-recovery.html

* Navdeep Bains, federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announces investment in antibody discovery technology to help treat COVID-19:
https://www.canada.ca/en/innovation-science-economic-development/news/2020/05/minister-bains-announces-investment-in-antibody-discovery-technology-to-help-treat-covid-19.html

* Statement on joint action plan to facilitate flow of goods, services and personnel amid COVID-19:
https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/05/statement-on-joint-action-plan-to-facilitate-flow-of-goods-services-and-personnel-amid-covid-19.htm

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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