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COVID-19 – DAILY BULLETIN: April 7, 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.

  • 25 new cases, total of 1,291 cases in British Columbia.
  • Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19:
    • 603 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region,
    • 458 are in the Fraser Health region,
    • 79 are in the Island Health region,
    • 128 are in the Interior Health region and
    • 23 are in the Northern Health region.
  • 4 COVID-19 related deaths, total of 43 deaths in British Columbia
  • 805 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered and no longer require isolation.
  • Of the total COVID-19 cases, 138 individuals are hospitalized, 66 of those are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.
  • Starting tomorrow, British Columbians of many faiths will be celebrating major religious holidays in ways that many have never experienced before.
  • B.C.’s faith leaders have taken the challenge of maintaining physical distance to heart and are using these holidays as an opportunity to reinforce our commitment to showing kindness and care for our communities.
  • many people who manage chronic diseases and other health issues; continue to connect with your primary care provider or family physician for ongoing care. Phone and virtual resources are available for everyone.
  • This long weekend, we need to stay home, to stay in our communities and to stay at a safe physical distance from others when outside. Avoiding unnecessary travel, particularly to smaller communities, where they may be unable to support you if you get sick and where they have fewer resources, is an important way we can protect ourselves and our loved ones.

Link to B.C. COVID-19 response update with information on new provincial advice and measures and new travel/federal measures.