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COVID-19 – DAILY BULLETIN: April 4, 2020

Joint statement on Province of B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

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.

  • 29 new cases, total of 1,203 cases in British Columbia.
  • Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19:
    • 554 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
    • 424 are in the Fraser Health region,
    • 76 are in the Island Health region,
    • 128 are in the Interior Health region and
    • 21 are in the Northern Health region.
  • 38 COVID-19 related deaths in British Columbia
  • 704 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and no longer require isolation.
  • 149 individuals are currently hospitalized, 68 of those are in intensive care and the remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
  • Everyone in British Columbia is doing what it takes to protect our families, our elders, our health-care workers and our communities. We must continue to hold the line; to keep our firewall strong and flatten the curve.
  • A new COVID-19 Strategic Research Advisory Committee is facilitating research efforts across the province
  • research will focus on B.C.-specific epidemiology and public health countermeasures to address some of the challenges of long-term care homes, inner city populations, rural communities, Indigenous people, and health-care workers. This is in addition to a variety of research that is already underway across B.C., as we do all we can to understand this virus, to stop transmission and protect our province