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COVID-19: By the numbers (May 5)

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

Cases:

* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 2,232

* New cases since May 4, 2020: 8

* Hospitalized cases: 78

* Intensive care: 21

* COVID-19 related deaths: 121

* Recovered: 1,472

* Long-term care and assisted-living homes currently affected: 17

* Acute-care unit outbreaks: 5

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 849

* Fraser Health: 1,031

* Island Health: 124

* Interior Health: 177

* Northern Health: 51

New provincial advice and measures:

* The Province is opening a 45-bed emergency response centre with wraparound supports and services at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, the first site in B.C. to feature pop-up pods that provide privacy: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020SDPR0025-000818

* With annual flood and wildfire seasons approaching in British Columbia and physical distancing restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the Province is launching a digital registration system for Emergency Support Services: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PSSG0025-000813

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

New federal advice and measures:

* Supporting Canada’s farmers, food businesses and food supply: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/05/05/supporting-canadas-farmers-food-businesses-and-food-supply

* Statement on joint collaboration by Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation members amid COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/05/statement-on-joint-collaboration-by-apec-members-amid-covid-19-pandemic.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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