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COVID-19: By the numbers (May 6)

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Cases:

* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 2,255

* New cases since May 5, 2020: 23

* Hospitalized cases: 74

* Intensive care: 19

* COVID-19 related deaths: 124

* Recovered: 1,494

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

* Acute-care unit outbreaks: 5

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 852

* Fraser Health: 1,046

* Island Health: 124

* Interior Health: 179

* Northern Health: 54

New provincial advice and measures:

* British Columbians will move forward with safely restarting their province beginning in mid-May, according to a plan announced by Premier John Horgan: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0026-000826

* Joint statement on Province of B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0026-000825

* 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:

* Government provides tariff relief to importers of certain medical goods: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/05/government-provides-tariff-relief-to-importers-of-certain-medical-goods.html

* Competition Bureau cracking down on deceptive marketing claims about COVID-19 prevention or treatment: https://www.canada.ca/en/competition-bureau/news/2020/05/competition-bureau-cracking-down-on-deceptive-marketing-claims-about-covid-19-prevention-or-treatment.html

* Statement on protecting sexual and reproductive health and rights and promoting gender-responsiveness in the COVID-19 crisis: https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/05/statement-on-protecting-sexual-and-reproductive-health-and-rights-and-promoting-gender-responsiveness-in-the-covid-19-crisis.html

* Statement on joint commitment with World Trade Organization members to maintain predictable and rules-based trade at this critical time: https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/05/statement-on-joint-commitment-with-wto-members-to-maintain-predictable-and-rules-based-trade-at-this-critical-time.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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