Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia. Read the full statement here.
- 55 new cases, total of 1,121 cases
- Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19:
- 525 are in the Vancouver Coastal health region,
- 386 are in the Fraser Health region,
- 72 are in the Island Health region,
- 121 are in the Interior Health region and
- 17 are in the Northern Health region.
- 6 new deaths, total 31 COVID-19 related deaths in British Columbia.
- A new community outbreak of COVID-19 in a correctional centre in the Interior Health region.
- Total of 641 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and no longer have isolation requirements.
- Of the total COVID-19 cases, 149 individuals are hospitalized, 68 in intensive care, and the remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
- continuing to see patients with serious illness requiring hospitalization for COVID-19 meaning that the risk remains high for British Columbia.
- Without exception, all travellers returning to Canada must immediately comply with the federal government’s quarantine order and isolate for 14 days.
- Each of us must also continue to follow good hand hygiene, stay home as much as possible and stay apart with physical distancing.
- In the coming weeks there will be a number of major religious celebrations on the calendar. Just as we have seen around the world, we call on our faith leaders to postpone all in-person gatherings and use the many tools we have available to connect and celebrate with followers in other ways.
- We must stand united and working together, we must follow the orders and precautions we have in place, and we must do all we can protect our province.
New provincial advice and measures:
- NEW: New emergency supports for province’s most vulnerable
- NEW: B.C. taking further action to support essential service providers during pandemic
- NEW: Premier’s new Economic Recovery Task Force supports B.C. economy during, after COVID-19
- NEW: Office of the provincial health officer COVID-19 Ethical Decision-Making Framework
- Latest COVID-19 updates and statements
- Critical care and acute care hospitalization modelling information
New travel/federal measures:
- NEW: Government of Canada provides guidance on services and functions deemed essential to Canada’s critical infrastructure during COVID-19
- For Government of Canada COVID-19 Travel Advice
Interior Health Update
- For provincial support and COVID-19 information
- For seniors looking for additional support at this time, call 211 or visit
- For information for First Nations and Indigenous peoples in B.C.
- If you or a family member need additional medical advice, call 811.
- 44,639 individuals tested as of April 1, 2020.
- If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online
- If needed, call your health-care provider or 811 for further guidance.
For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing
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Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.