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COVID-19: By the numbers (May 14)

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Cases:

* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 2,392

* New cases since May 13, 2020: 15

* Active cases: 372

* Hospitalized cases: 58

* Intensive care: 12

* COVID-19 related deaths: 135

* Recovered: 1,885

* Long-term care and assisted-living homes currently affected: 15

* Acute-care unit outbreaks: 4

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 878

* Fraser Health: 1,149

* Island Health: 126

* Interior Health: 181

* Northern Health: 58

New provincial advice and measures:

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

* As the May long weekend approaches, government reminds people to avoid all non-essential travel in the province to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and instead stay local if deciding to enjoy the outdoors: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PSSG0026-000870

* Impacts of COVID-19 on ICBC report released: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020AG0035-000880

* Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, has released COVID-19 order on licensed practical nurse swabbing:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

* 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

New federal advice and measures:

* Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces new support for Canada’s fish harvesters:
https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/05/14/prime-minister-announces-new-support-canadas-fish-harvesters

* Starting June 1, 2020, Parks Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada will gradually resume some operations at selected national parks, national historic sites, national marine conservation areas and national wildlife areas: https://www.canada.ca/en/parks-canada/news/2020/05/starting-june-1-2020-parks-canada-and-environment-and-climate-change-canada-will-gradually-resume-some-operations-at-selected-national-parks-nation.html

* Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of Farm Credit Canada announced the launch of a $100-million Agriculture and Food Business Solutions Fund:
https://www.canada.ca/en/agriculture-agri-food/news/2020/05/farm-credit-canada-backed-fund-offers-innovative-and-flexible-solutions-for-uncertain-times.html

* Statement from Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, on joint commitment with World Trade Organization members to support small businesses:
https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/05/statement-from-minister-ng-on-joint-commitment-with-wto-members-to-support-small-businesses.html

* The Canadian Border Service Agency reminds travellers of restrictions ahead of the long weekend:
https://www.canada.ca/en/border-services-agency/news/2020/05/the-cbsa-reminds-travellers-of-restrictions-ahead-of-the-long-weekend.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 the 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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