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Province of British Columbia
JOINT STATEMENT
For Immediate Release
2020HLTH0022-000793
April 30, 2020
Ministry of Health
Office of the Provincial Health Officer
Joint statement on Province of B.C.'s COVID-19 response, latest updates
Chinese translation available

VICTORIA – 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:

“Today, we are announcing 25 new cases, for a total of 2,112 cases in British Columbia.

“Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 815 are in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 961 are in the Fraser Health region, 120 are in the Island Health region, 170 are in the Interior Health region and 46 are in the Northern Health region.

“We are saddened to report two new COVID-19 related deaths: one in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and one in the Fraser Health region, for a total of 111 deaths in British Columbia. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones.

“In the last day, there have been no new long-term care or assisted-living facility outbreaks. In total, 21 facilities and three acute-care units have active outbreaks, with outbreaks now declared over at 12 care facilities.

“Public health teams are also providing support to a number of community outbreaks, actively contact tracing those who may be directly affected and their close contacts.

“There are 50 employees confirmed positive at Superior Poultry in Coquitlam, and 42 employees confirmed positive at United Poultry in Vancouver.

“There are now 132 inmates and staff confirmed positive at the Mission Institution federal correctional centre, as well as 13 positive cases of COVID-19 connected to the Kearl Lake plant in Alberta.

“To date, 1,322 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

“Of the total COVID-19 cases, 82 individuals are currently hospitalized, 30 of those are in intensive care, and the remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

“It is important for all of us to understand the risks of COVID-19 and what you need to do to stay safe. No matter how long it takes or what new circumstances may arise, we remain committed to keeping everyone in B.C. informed through our regular updates and briefings.

“Our lives, our businesses and our communities have dramatically changed, and yet one thing has stayed the same: the commitment of everyone in B.C. to work together to keep our firewall strong. Thank you.”

Learn More:

To learn more about Fair PharmaCare, including coverage, how to request an income review and the Monthly Deductible Payment Option, visit:
https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/Register_for_Fair_PharmaCare.pdf

For the provincial health officer’s orders, notices and guidance, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/phoguidance

To learn where, when and how people with symptoms can be tested, visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing

The COVID-19 self-assessment app, which includes details about where, when and how to be tested, can be downloaded here: https://bc.thrive.health/

For information on how returning travellers can submit self-isolation plans, visit: https://gov.bc.ca/returningtravellers

For mental health and anxiety support, visit: www.bouncebackbc.ca
Or: www.anxietycanada.com

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

For non-health related information, including financial, child care and education supports, travel, transportation and essential service information, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/covid19
Or call 1 888 COVID19 (1 888 268-4319) between 7:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific time), seven days a week.

For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community from COVID-19, visit: www.bccdc.ca/

Victims of family and sexual violence can find support from VictimLinkBC at: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/priority-populations/people-who-may-be-or-are-experiencing-violence
Or by calling 1 800 563-0808 

Victims of family and sexual violence can find support from Women’s Support Services at: https://www.bwss.org/
Or by calling 1 855 687-1868 or texting 604 652-1867

For the latest videos and livestreaming of COVID-19 media availabilities:
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/BCProvincialGovernment/
On Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCGovNews
On YouTube: www.youtube.com/ProvinceofBC

For a Chinese translation: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/2020.04.30_New_ExistingCasesCOVID-19_CN.pdf

 
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
 
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
 
Joint Information Centre
COVID Provincial Co-ordination Plan
embc.covidjic@gov.bc.ca
236 478-1336
 

 
Province of British Columbia
BACKGROUNDER
For Immediate Release
2020HLTH0022-000793
April 30, 2020
Ministry of Health
Office of the Provincial Health Officer
Assisted-living, long-term care homes, seniors' rental buildings with past or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks

Vancouver Coastal Health:

  • Amica, Edgemont
  • Berkley Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Haro Park long-term care facility
  • Lynn Valley long-term care facility 
  • Royal Arch Masonic Home long-term care facility
  • South Granville Park Lodge long-term care facility
  • Windermere Care Centre long-term care facility

Fraser Health: 

  • Cedarbrook Chateau independent living
  • Chartwell Willow long-term care facility
  • Clayton Heights long-term care facility
  • Dufferin Care Centre
  • Eden Care Centre long-term care facility
  • Guildford Seniors Village long-term care facility
  • Langley Gardens long-term care facility
  • Langley Lodge long-term care facility
  • MSA Manor long-term care facility
  • New Vista Care Home long-term care facility
  • Swedish Canadian Manor assisted living
  • Worthington Pavilion 
  • Valhaven Home long-term care facility

Interior Health:

  • Orchard Manor at Hawthorn Park long-term care facility

Outbreaks declared over:

  • Amica Retirement Home long-term care facility
  • Central City Lodge
  • Delta View long-term care facility
  • Evergreen Heights assisted living
  • German Canadian House long-term care facility
  • Hollyburn House long-term care facility 
  • Inglewood Lodge long-term care facility
  • Kootenay Street Village long-term care facility
  • Little Mountain long-term care facility
  • Shaughnessy Care Centre long-term care facility
  • The Harrison at Elim Village long-term care facility
  • Villa Cathay long-term care facility
 
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
 
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
 
Joint Information Centre
COVID Provincial Co-ordination Plan
embc.covidjic@gov.bc.ca
236 478-1336
 

 
Connect with the Province of B.C. at: news.gov.bc.ca/connect