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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.

Cases:

* 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: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020PREM0026-000890

* WorkSafeBC guidelines support safe reopening of business: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020LBR0015-000895

* The Province has purchased the Comfort Inn Hotel, located at 3020 Blanshard St., to provide more affordable homes for people in Victoria: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020MAH0026-000889

* Helping B.C. agriculture, food businesses plan for COVID-19 recovery: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020AGRI0018-000886

* Anne Kang, Minister of Citizens’ Services, has issued statement on hate crimes: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020TAC0021-000885

* 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

New federal advice and measures:

* Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces support for research staff in Canada:
https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/05/15/prime-minister-announces-support-research-staff-canada

* Canada Summer Jobs start rolling out to keep young people working during COVID-19:
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2020/05/canada-summer-jobs-start-rolling-out-to-keep-young-people-working-during-covid-19.html

* Government extends the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy:
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/05/government-extends-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy.html

* Benefit payments for eligible Canadians to continue until fall 2020:
https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/news/2020/05/benefits-payments-for-eligible-canadians-to-continue-until-fall-2020.html

* Helping British Columbia agriculture and food businesses plan for COVID-19 recovery:
https://www.canada.ca/en/agriculture-agri-food/news/2020/05/helping-bc-agriculture-and-food-businesses-plan-for-covid-19-recovery.html

* Karina Gould, federal Minister of International Development, issues statement on safeguarding peace during the COVID-19 pandemic:
https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/05/statement-on-safeguarding-peace-during-the-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.

Learn More:

For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities, visit:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProvinceofBC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews

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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