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COVID-19: By the numbers (May 15)

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving, and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020.


* Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 2,407

* New cases since May 14, 2020: 15

* Active cases: 359

* Hospitalized cases: 51

* Intensive care: 12

* COVID-19 related deaths: 140

* Recovered: 1,908

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

* Acute-care unit outbreaks: 5

Confirmed cases by region:

* Vancouver Coastal Health: 878

* Fraser Health: 1,164

* Island Health: 126

* Interior Health: 181

* Northern Health: 58

New provincial advice and measures:

* Parents will have the choice of bringing their children back to class on a part-time basis this school year as part of BC’s Restart Plan, with the goal of returning to full-time classes in September 2020, provided it is safe to do so:

* WorkSafeBC guidelines support safe reopening of business:

* The Province has purchased the Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard St., to provide more affordable homes for people in Victoria:

* Helping B.C. agriculture, food businesses plan for COVID-19 recovery:

* Anne Kang, Minister of Citizens’ Services, has issued statement on hate crimes:

* Premier John Horgan outlines plan to restart B.C. safely with BC’s Restart Plan:

* Your story, our future survey on BC Centre for Disease Control website:

New federal advice and measures:

* Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces support for research staff in Canada:

* Canada Summer Jobs start rolling out to keep young people working during COVID-19:

* Government extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy:

* Benefit payments for eligible Canadians to continue until fall 2020:

* Helping British Columbia agriculture and food businesses plan for COVID-19 recovery:

* Karina Gould, federal Minister of International Development, issues statement on safeguarding peace during the COVID-19 pandemic:


* For provincial support and COVID-19 information, visit:

* For seniors looking for additional support at this time, call 211 or visit:

* For information for Indigenous peoples in B.C., visit:

* If you or a family member need additional medical advice, call 811.


* For the latest statistics, including testing, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control’s COVID-19 dashboard:

* If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online:
* If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.

Learn More:

For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities, visit:

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, follow @CDCofBC on Twitter or visit:

For the provincial health officer’s orders, notices and guidance, visit:

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit:
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:

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community, including for employers and businesses, visit:

For common questions about COVID-19 and terminology, visit:

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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