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COVID-19 – DAILY BULLETIN: April 13, 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.

  • April 12: 25 new cases, total of 1,470 cases in British Columbia.
  • April 13, 20 new cases, total of 1,490 cases in British Columbia.
  • Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19:
    • 650 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
    • 591 are in the Fraser Health region,
    • 87 are in the Island Health region,
    • 136 are in the Interior Health region and
    • 26 are in the Northern Health region.
  • 11 new COVID-19 related deaths since April 11, for a total of 69 deaths in British Columbia.
  • 926 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and no longer require isolation.
  • 137 individuals are hospitalized and 58 of those are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
  • have seen countless examples this long weekend of British Columbians doing the right thing and doing their part – staying home and away from each other – to protect everyone in our province.
  • Enhanced border control support measures for travellers returning to British Columbia have been fully activated to ensure everyone is able to fulfill the requirement to self-isolate for 14 days. As of today, 1,701 travellers have been screened.
  • British Columbians wishing to donate supplies or offer services are encouraged to use the BC Supply Hub. All donations are closely checked to ensure personal protection equipment for health-care meets medical specifications.

BC Covid-19 Response Update with information on new provincial advice and measures and new travel/federal measures.