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Province of British Columbia
INFORMATION BULLETIN
For Immediate Release
2020EMBC0019-000648
April 7, 2020
COVID-19 Joint Information Centre
Emergency Management BC
Ministry of Health
B.C. COVID-19 response update

VICTORIA – The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Cases:

  • Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,291
  • New cases since April 6, 2020: 25
  • Hospitalized cases: 138
  • Intensive care: 66
  • COVID-19 related deaths: 43
  • Recovered: 805
  • Long-term care and assisted living homes currently affected: 21

Confirmed cases by region:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 603
  • Fraser Health: 458
  • Island Health: 79
  • Interior Health: 128
  • Northern Health: 23

New provincial advice and measures:

New travel/federal measures:

Media availability schedule:

Upcoming scheduled media availabilities with Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry will be held:

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria
Thursday, April 9, 2020 – 3 p.m., Victoria
Friday, April 10 – 3 p.m. Statement only to be issued
Saturday, April 11 – 12 p.m., Victoria (Henry only)
Monday, April 13 – 3 p.m., Victoria

Resources:

Testing:

  • 50,350 individuals have been tested as of April 6, 2020
  • 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:
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/
On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ProvinceofBC
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews

For the latest medical updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and testing, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter

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., seven days a week.

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

 
Contacts:
 
For non-medical information relating to COVID-19:
Visit: www.gov.bc.ca/COVID19
Email: servicebc@gov.bc.ca
Or call: 1 888 COVID-19
 
Joint Information Centre
COVID Provincial Co-ordination Plan
embc.covidjic@gov.bc.ca
236 478-1336
 
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