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Province of British Columbia
For Immediate Release
April 8, 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 Wednesday, April 8, 2020.


  • Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,336
  • New cases since April 7, 2020: 45
  • Hospitalized cases: 135
  • Intensive care: 61
  • COVID-19 related deaths: 48
  • Recovered: 838
  • Long term care and assisted living homes currently affected: 21

Confirmed cases by region:

  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 615
  • Fraser Health: 487
  • Island Health: 81
  • Interior Health: 130
  • 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 Henry will be held:
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 (Dr. Bonnie Henry only)
Monday, April 13 – 3 p.m., Victoria



  • 51,423 individuals have been tested as of April 7, 2020.
  • If symptoms appear, check your symptoms online:
    • 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:
on YouTube:
on Twitter:

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

For the provincial health officer's orders, notices and guidance, visit:

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit:
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:

For common questions about COVID-19 and terminology, visit:

For non-medical information relating to COVID-19:
Or call: 1 888 COVID-19
Joint Information Centre
COVID Provincial Co-ordination Plan
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