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COVID-19: By the numbers (May 12)

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Cases:

* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 2,360

* New cases since May 11, 2020: 7

* Active cases: 397

* Hospitalized cases: 63

* Intensive care: 16

* COVID-19 related deaths: 131

* Recovered: 1,832

* Long-term care, acute-care and assisted-living homes currently affected: 20

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 874

* Fraser Health: 1,124

* Island Health: 125

* Interior Health: 180

* Northern Health: 57

New provincial advice and measures:

* Premier John Horgan outlines plan to restart B.C. safely with BC’s Restart Plan: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0026-000826

* Your Story, Our Future survey on BC Centre for Disease Control website: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/covid-19-survey

* Buy BC e-commerce funding is available to help the province’s farmers and food and beverage processors overcome some lost sales during the COVID-19 pandemic by moving their products online: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020AGRI0017-000857

* Vulnerable people, including those experiencing homelessness, will have better access to services through smartphones distributed by the social service organizations that support them: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020SDPR0028-000858

* Premier’s statement on International Nurses Day: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0055-000856

* Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, released a statement on COVID-19 testing: https://news.gov.bc.ca/factsheets/our-bc-testing-strategy-for-covid-19-adapting-to-our-pandemic

* 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 announces help for employers to meet their labour needs: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2020/05/government-announces-help-for-employers-to-meet-their-labour-needs.html

* Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces additional support for Canadian seniors: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/05/12/prime-minister-announces-additional-support-canadian-seniors

* Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, announces funding for global vaccinations: https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/05/minister-gould-announces-funding-for-global-vaccinations.html

* The National Research Council of Canada and the University of Saskatchewan’s VIDO-InterVac collaborate to advance development of vaccine against COVID-19: https://www.canada.ca/en/national-research-council/news/2020/05/the-national-research-council-of-canada-and-usasks-vido-intervac-collaborate-to-advance-development-of-vaccine-against-covid-19.html

* The National Research Council of Canada and CanSino Biologics Inc. announce collaboration to advance vaccine against COVID-19: https://www.canada.ca/en/national-research-council/news/2020/05/the-national-research-council-of-canada-and-cansino-biologics-inc-announce-collaboration-to-advance-vaccine-against-covid-19.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.

BC’s Restart Plan lays out a series of steps that we will take together to protect people and ensure that our province can come back from COVID-19 stronger than before:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/bc-restart-plan

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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